A teacher in Fort Worth, Texas is flipping traditional education upside-down with her new approach to homework. Instead of assigning rigorous amounts of busy work to be completed in after-school hours, Mrs. Brandy Young wants to give her students different types of activities that she believes will be more effective than conventional methods of instruction.
Facebook user Samantha Gallagher shared a photo of the note Mrs. Young sent home with all of her students. The note reads...
After much research this summer, I am trying something new. Homework will only consist of work that your student did not finish during the day. There will be no formally assigned homework this year.
Research has been unable to prove that homework improves student performance. Rather, I ask that you spend your evenings doing things that are proven to correlate with student success. Eat dinner as a family, read together, play outside, and get your child to bed early."
Samantha Gallagher posted the photo of the note along with the caption, "Brooke is loving her new teacher already!" Yeah, no surprise there.
After sharing the photo on August 16, the note has received more than 60,000 shares on Facebook. According to the mother who posted the photo, people from all over the world have contacted her about the note. She received messages from people in countries such as Australia, Japan, Ireland and Africa.
Most of the responses have been positive, and some comments have made mention other schools implementing the same policy.0comments
Do you think this new educational strategy will prove effective for the Mrs. Young's students?