Throughout my years in education, one of the most consistent pieces of information I have come across that put students over the edge is: HOMEWORK!
Yes, homework, the redundant process of showing the skills you have already mastered, or the time to do your work because there was no time in class.
If, in fact, homework is the one of the major sources of stress, and research has shown that homework is not beneficial to elementary age students, then WHY ARE WE GIVING IT?
I challenge you to do what is best for students and their success in school. This year, make a difference and tell your students you are NOT giving homework. Watch their faces, listen to the sighs of relief and the cheers of excitement. Doing what is best for students, sometimes is realizing we have to change.
The challenge: #nohomework
What will you do this year? How will you take a stand for students?