Stand up, go find someone you don’t know. Go introduce yourself and ask… Talk about a song from the list What’s the best excuse you have given or heard for not doing your homework? How important is homework? For you? For your students?
Students would rather get told off or copy Homework is seen as a punishment or irrelevant Homework is too mechanical making it easy to copy Homework is seen as boring / difficult / too easy Leftovers = undesirable bits and pieces not finished in class Students see English as ‘work’ and don’t want it encroaching on their free time! Many times homework assesses nothing but organizational behavior. http://eltchat.com/ #eltchat
“The number one problem with homework is that they just don’t do it” Prodromou and Clandfield – Dealing with difficulties
Golden Rules of Homework useful, relevant, interesting and varied different ability/learning style groups challenging but achievable consolidate classwork, not replicate it. tasks which are nearer to real life use of language manageable in terms of time find out time, preferences, resources teacher takes an interest in it