I’m trying to think about ways where I might not collect homework at all next year, but still make it important and required.
- Drawing a distinction between homework (just for practice, answers provided) and problem sets (more involved problems, more time to work on them, connect lots of topics)
- Making reassessment on a standard contingent on having perfect homework from that topic (it should be perfect because you have the answers for homework, and you have time to ask questions about problem sets)
- Students’ job to ask questions about problems they don’t understand and keep it all in a notebook with full work - this makes it a good study resource
- This lets me assign less homework
- I think I would still want to allow collection of homework if kids *want* feedback on it, which happened this year sometimes
- Maybe I would collect problem sets for ungraded feedback - formative assessment that doesn’t touch the gradebook and lets them see where they are in anticipation of quizzes and tests
- I like that a lot, actually
- Maybe make quizzes a lot like problem sets
- I could occasionally collect homework - almost as a pop quiz, to make sure the incentive is still there
Anyone have thoughts?