Professional Learning Collaboratives

Where Lifelong Learners Meet

August 16, 2012
by Scott S. Floyd, M.Ed.

Rethinking Homework

Our kids are busier than ever. Personal issues are demanding more time of them as they help to raise siblings, bring in extra salary, or even just find time to relax. School activities take hours of time after school and on weekends. In the midst of all of this, where does growing up fit in? Where does being a kid find its space? Consider this:

Now, how can we utilize the PBL training we received and turn the classroom into a space driven by inquiry instead of a space to grade homework and listen to lectures? How can we engage and leverage a student’s natural curiosity for learning to gain more out of our class time and taking away less of their family time?

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