Why homework shouldn’t be relegated to history just yet

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“Homework is a waste of time.”

So quoth football legend and crisp-flogger extraordinaire Gary Lineker on Twitter last week. Unsurprisingly, this set off quite the debate about the value of homework.

But before you give the practice the red card entirely, why not try subbing in these suggestions from teacher Yvonne Williams, based on her school’s approach to homework.

  1. If there is nothing to set after a lesson, don’t create a pointless exercise.
  2. Students will have other interests. Many pupils enjoy dancing, horse riding and a whole range of sports, sometimes at a high level. Be tolerant of ...

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