The Homework Myth: Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad Thing
So why do we continue to administer this modern cod liver oil-or even demand a larger dose? Kohnís incisive analysis reveals how a set of misconceptions about learning and a misguided focus on competitiveness has left our kids with less free time, and our families with more conflict. Pointing to stories of parents who have fought back-and schools that have proved educational excellence is possible without homework-Kohn demonstrates how we can rethink what happens during and after school in order to rescue our families and our childrenís love of learning.
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Review: The Homework Myth: Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad ThingUser Review - Heidi - Goodreads
Having had five hours a homework a night myself during high school, I feel strongly about trying to convince school administrators to adopt policies to reduce kids' homework loads. This book has some good research and arguments to support this position. Read full review
Review: The Homework Myth: Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad ThingUser Review - Tarehna Wicker - Goodreads
This is a fantastic and easy read that examines the role of homework in K12 education. Kohn meticulously pulls apart research supporting homework and provides a convincing argument for the harm that ... Read full review
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