Homework, Sleep, and the Student Brain

Posted: 12/05/2014 by broadyesl in brain based learning

The results of a study may be surprising for some.  Here is an excerpt:

The Scientific Approach

In the study “What Great Homework Looks Like” from the journal Think Differently and Deeply, which connects research in how the brain learns to the instructional practice of teachers, we see moderate advantages of no more than two hours of homework for high school students. For younger students, the correlation is even smaller. Homework does teach other important, non-cognitive skills such as time management, sustained attention, and rule following, but let us not mask that as learning the content and skills that most assignments are supposed to teach.

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Reblogged from Edutopia

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/homework-sleep-and-student-brain-glenn-whitman?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=blog-homework-sleep-and-student-brain-link

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