Simply Too Much Homework!

Simply Too Much Homework!


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Homework Is Out of Control! What Can We Do?

Excessive homework is robbing children and families of precious time to learn and play together. Today more than ever students and parents are stressed by the dramatically increasing demands of homework. Vera Goodman makes the case that homework is not only of questionable value, but that expecting students to “do school” all day, as well as evenings and holidays, can have serious negative consequences. It’s time we discussed alternatives. Read this book and learn how to help stop homework madness.Homework, as it is currently conceived and executed in many classrooms, does not help children develop certain skills and impacts quality of life. Parents of children as young as five tell me they have homework, and older students may do as much as four hours a night. The homework problem can be addressed in our schools, in our homes and in our lives.What important activities are you sacrificing to homework?

Book Contents

  • Introduction
  • Acknowledgments / Credits
  • The Broad Picture
  • Why Homework
  • History of Homework
  • Examining Expectations
  • Intruding on Family Life
  • Intruding on Student’s Lives
  • Facilitating Change
  • Taking Action
  • Summary
  • Bibliography
  • About the Author

3 reviews for Simply Too Much Homework!

  1. ievolve

    “This book is required reading for every parent who has a child in my class. Many see their own reading in a new light. One mother calls it her bible.”
    Etta Kralovec (co-author of “The End of Homework: How Homework Disrups Families, Overburdens Children, and Limits Learning”)

  2. ievolve

    “Vera Goodman exudes a passion for teaching and learning and shows how homework is detrimental to students, parents and teachers. I love the concise, straightforward way this book lays out the problem.”
    Sara Bennett (Host of and co-author of “The Case Against Homework”)

  3. ievolve

    “Simply Too Much Homework! has given me the passion and desire to work for change in the homework process. I like the balanced view that the stress of too much control is affecting teachers as well as parents.”
    Brenda Macdonell (6th Grade Parent)

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