Connect. Engage. Inspire.
Marzano (2001) suggests that homework can have a positive impact on learning when it serves a clear purpose and is aligned to the individual skills and needs of students. Below is a list of highlighted recommendations from Virginia Chat for ensuring that homework practices benefit students and promote student achievement. The recommendations were taken from Virginia Chat’s discussion on homework practices dated November 12, 2012, and represent only a small proportion of participant responses. The responses were summarized and/or edited for inclusion in this text.
The November 12, 2012 VAchat discussion on homework was facilitated by school administrator Phil Griffins. A record of the homework transcript may be found at Storify.com (Refer to link). Join Virginia Chat on November 19, 2012 for a discussion on family engagement. Dr. T
Marzano, R., Pickering, D., & Pollock, J. (2001). Classroom instruction that works:
Research-based strategies for increasing student achievement. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). Alexandria, VA: