The Homework Myth

Class Details

  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 9/4/2017 - 10/8/2017
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Students are required to purchase The Homework Myth by Alfie Kohn. There are mandatory Zoom video meetings for this class.

  • Currently Enrolled: 12 of 20
  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 1/22/2018 - 2/25/2018
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Graduate credit for this class is optional and costs an additional $55.

  • Currently Enrolled: 19 of 20
  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 5/30/2018 - 6/27/2018
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Graduate credit for this class is optional and costs an additional $55. This class is a book study and requires students to purchase a book.

  • Currently Enrolled: 24 of 26
  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 1/21/2019 - 2/17/2019
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Graduate credit is available at $55.00 per credit. Required Text: The Homework Myth by Alfie Kohn

  • Currently Enrolled: 13 of 20

About the Course

This course will allow participants to take an in-depth look at the tradition of homework in schools and to assess the positives and negatives of the practice. Throughout the book study, participants will explore the effects of homework and evaluate alternatives to better engage learners. Participants will collaboratively discuss current data and correlations between homework and achievement, as well as student and family attitudes towards school. Participants will design a school-wide policy regarding homework and create viable alternatives that foster positive relationships between home and school.

Required Text:

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Recognize emerging trends and potential problems with homework.
  • Identify and assess studies on homework and its benefits/deficits to education.
  • Implement a consistent and effective homework policy for the school.
  • Develop alternative ways to impact students/family’s attitudes towards school in order to build a community that fosters love of learning.
  • Grade(s): Pre-K Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade Elementary K-5 Secondary 6-12
  • Subject(s): Education Leadership Professional Development Differentiation

Reviews

Lisa
This class really was interesting and helped me to better understand whether homework is really necessary. It led to to more research on my own as to how to effect a change in homework policy at my daughters high school. My only criticism is that there are newer books out there in this subject. The extra videos were great and helped the content .
Judith Fodor
Great Class. Really had me rethinking and self-evaluating the realities of why I assign homework. With a new perspective and some valuable research, I think both the students. parents, and I will have a more useful and purposeful learning experience in the future.
Betty Morrow-Simmons
Regardless of how "one-sided" Alfie Kohn is in this book, this course will lead you to reflect on your views of homework and whether you are truly reaching your students on a meaningful level.

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