I Hate Homework. I Assign It Anyway.

Fantastic post with a very true message. Homework just for the sake of ‘homework’ is detrimental to learning and general wellbeing at home and school. Homework with a specific purpose to reinforce and practise skills taught at school in an engaging, simple and minimally time dependent way is far superior. http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/03/i-hate-homework-i-assign-it-anyway/ Its like the maths […]

The Real Reason Behind Chinese Students High Standardized Test Scores

“That’s the secret: when you spend all your time preparing for tests, and when students are selected based on their test-taking abilities, you get outstanding test scores. But is this what we want for our children?” Best quote regarding standardized testing I have heard. http://zhaolearning.com/2010/12/10/a-true-wake-up-call-for-arne-duncan-the-real-reason-behind-chinese-students-top-pisa-performance/