Spencer, J. T. (2011, Sept 19). [Web log message]. Retrieved from http://www.educationrethink.com/2011/09/ten-reasons-to-get-rid-of-homework-and.html
The author of this article is John Spencer, who is a 6th grade ELL teacher. He will be piloting a classroom with a blended one-to-one approach of Chromebooks, Kindle Fires and iPod touches. This article was about reasons for not assigning homework to students. Spencer has not assigned homework in the last 4 years. He lists 10 reasons for not assigning homework, as well as 5 suggestions instead of homework.
Five more alternatives to homework:
1. Plant and maintain a garden.
2. Follow a recipe.
3. Start a recycling project.
4. Explore the local library.
5. Research health benefits of favorite physical activities.