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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

An Enlightened Attitude about Elementary School Homework

From the Lexington (MA) Public Schools
via Bruce Sabian, Academy MetroWest

By Meg Colella
Principal, Bridge School

September 11, 2016

"Homework can be beneficial and boost learning but it can also be detrimental if the right homework is not assigned... We focus on differentiation and in particular WIN (What I Need) as the motto for students to feel comfortable with differentiated work. Staff is strongly encouraged to follow this philosophy when assigning homework and keep in mind the questions:

“Does each child need this? If not, why assign it?” 


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