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Old 08-26-2018, 08:46 PM
 
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I'm a minimal homework teacher. I assign 40 minutes worth of work for 45 minutes of class time, if its not finished, then they gave themselves homework.
I encourage pleasure reading, with extra credit, and have given extra credit for home prodigy play.

I have spent many evenings till midnight with my nephews who were in honors classes, and sports, and most of that was busywork which just soured them on learning, when at one time they loved to research and learn new things. Too many workaholics out there miss out on life, I'm not too eager to teach them that in school.

figure out where they are lacking skills and assign some when needed, but know they have lives outside school, I tell them that school is there for the students, not the other way around.

I also never diminish recess, I'll kill a fun activity first, recess is important
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