For most kids, the hardest part of saying goodbye to summer and hello to the new school year is the mountain of homework they’ll have to face each and every night after spending eight long hours sitting in the classroom.
However, thanks to a new homework policy by teacher Brandy Young, the second-grade student from the Godley Elementary School in Texas don’t have anything to be worried about since she decided to scrap assigned homework all together for the entire year.
When mom Samantha Gallagher attended the ‘Meet the Teacher Night’ before the first day of school, Young announced that she would not be assigning any homework to her students for the entire year.
“Brooke is loving her new teacher already!” Samantha Gallagher said after explaining the new policy to her 7-year-old. “There will be no formally assigned homework this year,” Young explained in a letter. “Rather, I ask you spend your evenings doing things that are proven to correlate with student success. Eat dinner as a family, read together, play outside, and get your child to bed early.”
Since research has never been able to prove that more homework equates to better grades, Young decided to try out her new policy to give kids more time to be a kid again. “[Students] work hard all day. When they go home they have other things they need to learn there,” Young said. “I’m trying to develop their whole person; it’s not beneficial to go home and do pencil and paper work.”
“We’re happy that at the end of a long school day she’ll get to come home and unwind and be a kid… go outside to play, make new friends, spend more time as a family,” Gallagher said.
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Teacher Announces New No Homework Policy For The Year is an article from: LifeDaily
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