1. What are some controversies re: homework implementation/methodology?
2. In your experience, what form does hw most often take? (Worksheets, reflections, etc.)
3. Overall, do you go over hw in class?
- if yes, do you find it impactful compared to when you do not?
- if no, why is that?
4. How many days a week is hw assigned? What is the typical window for completion?
5. How many hours a week would you say you spend grading? Grading homework specifically?
6. What are your thoughts on the homework controversies? Thoughts on the level of hw for kindergarten onward, in elementary, and the amount of work expectation placed on students outside of a classroom?
7. Who is the deciding factor on quantity of homework, you or the school? Is there a minimum? A maximum?
8. What stands as the biggest obstacle when it comes to hw completion?
9. In your classroom, how much of a student’s grade is impacted by hw?
10. For student and teacher, what is one benefit you see of hw? What is one drawback?
How could you integrate what Beth brought to the class into your academic activities? (Or, how could an Ohio State student use the lessons learned from Beth in their classes and academic work?)
Any student could integrate the knowledge Beth Black imparted into their academic work, in any class that requires any sort of research, or any class that requires a student find a book, or search for images or data. The how of how to use the library and its resources is important. Students do better academically when they utilize their library. Knowing how relatively simple it is now to find information can relieve stress before the assignment is even undertaken. The fact that OSU has access to so many databases available to any student who seeks them out opens a world of possibilities when it comes to any academic undertaking that requires the acquisition of sources.
Chelsey–4th grade teacher, in her fifth year of teaching. Friend of 20+ years.
Effects of homework, and what qualifies as “too much homework,” with a focus on elementary students and teachers, grades k-5.
Question: Should internships be required for OSU students?
Group’s answer: Yes.
- Can help to secure jobs after graduation.
- Make connections. Explore a variety of positions within one field.
- Grow skills and gain real-world experience in a chosen field/experience in general in the workplace.