Schools need to do away with homework! Nothing sucks the fun out of learning more than being forced to do class work outside of the classroom. Sorry to my friends who are teachers out there but homework has to go! Seriously.
Learning can take place in the palm of your hand. We have instant access to the entire collective knowledge of humanity in our handheld smartphones. That’s amazing! We can also communicate with total strangers around the world on social media!
How do we fix this problem? Maybe do away with grades? Have daily English, Math, History, Science, Physical Education, Art, Music in class only. When you go home it’s your free time.
We’re all runners here. Imagine if we had to go to practice BUT after practice for cross country homework we had to read a chapter of Daniels Running Formula, memorize the VDOT tables, and then answer comprehension questions on every chapter. THEN we had to memorize all the Track and Field world records, know the former NCAA Champs and training systems used by coaches, etc, etc.
Even Rojo who was an Ivy Leaguer has an occasional typo here. It’s not the end of the world but it makes it more fun and less sterile.
I think of homework the same way I think of running drills and strength work. They make you a better runner. I hate doing them. They aren't directly related to running.
I definitely think homework helps you learn. I wouldn't be as good at writing or math or physics if I didn't have to do homework. But it may be supplemental to in-class instruction.
Do you think you should get rid of studying at the college level too?