We seek to develop a “Growth Mindset” instead of a “Fixed” where effort is linked to the product and goal. We speak to our students and evaluate their work and that makes all the difference. In order to encourage talent, we need to praise the effort needed in order to create the quality of work we come to expect from our students. Rubics, Evaluations, Comments, Conversation
By assigning homework, we seek to strengthen and enhance our skills development and curriculum content, evaluate students’ level of understanding, offer opportunities for independent exploration of topics of interest, and yes, at times, allow for the completion of unfinished class work.
Homework also helps develop crucial independent learning skills such as organization, time management, and studying.
Through the completion of meaningful homework, students have a chance to consolidate their knowledge, use skills learned in the classroom, and extend their proficiency.
identify the specific source of frustration (level of work, due date, directions, teacher expectations, too tired, can’t do anything else- ever!, You may also need to encourage them to ask questions in class, check web site, call another student, or set up a reward system or limit other activities.