The quantity of students’ homework is a lot less important than its quality. Enriching children’s classroom learning requires making homework not shorter or longer, but smarter.
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More about Mind, Brain and Education than homework, really, but an interesting look into studies trying to determine how the brain works to retain learning. The point, of course, is that homework rarely uses these Mind, Brain and Education techniques. Very interesting read, though.
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