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Re: Do you agree with homework? « Reply #15 on: February 27, 2013, 07:44 PM »
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Most of those points sound like you're referring to 7 year old kids getting homework. No 15 year old is making a homemade castle.

In high school and up, you should expect to get homework. School is not a job - if that was the case, more than half the kids would be fired. Smile

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Re: Do you agree with homework? « Reply #16 on: February 27, 2013, 07:46 PM »
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It's funny. Teachers drive it home about how important having a social life is and then they give you so much homework that you can't have a social life. No. I don't agree with homework. I'm 20, and I still think it's the silliest idea ever. It puts stress on kids, and half the time homework is on subjects you haven't covered in class.

The course I do now is all coursework based, and a lot is done at home, but it's not technically homework, just exams without the time constraints.

Screw homework.

And they wonder why most students turn into the next big criminal. I don't think school is really qualified to give us 'how to live our lives' lessons. All teachers who think they are smart-asses and think we get a social life need to be lined and given a good knock on the head.
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Re: Do you agree with homework? « Reply #17 on: February 27, 2013, 07:46 PM »
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Primary which is anything from 5 year old to 11 year old. This year I have the 11 year olds so we do go from algebra to glitter but when it's with the same children it's a little easier on the old respect - it's the funny looks you get at the supermarket checkout when you are still covered in glue/paint/glitter or wearing the 'treasured necklace' an infant has made you - now that 's when respect can go a bit awol!
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Re: Do you agree with homework? « Reply #18 on: February 27, 2013, 07:49 PM »
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In fact most of you probably know from the Phobia thread I have a confidence problem when in social situations. I take this time now to blame that on the teachers who devour away our social lives with their idiotic homework schemes.
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Re: Do you agree with homework? « Reply #19 on: February 27, 2013, 07:51 PM »
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I'm sorry but there's no way you have so much homework that you can't have a social life, or are considering turning to the criminal underworld for solace. Very Happy

Unless you guys go to Eton, or a very prestigious private school.
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Re: Do you agree with homework? « Reply #20 on: February 27, 2013, 07:53 PM »
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Unless you guys go to Eton, or a very prestigious private school.
Are they better behaved there? If so, I'm all in.
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Re: Do you agree with homework? « Reply #21 on: February 27, 2013, 07:53 PM »
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I'm sorry but there's no way you have so much homework that you can't have a social life, or are considering turning to the criminal underworld for solace. Very Happy

Unless you guys go to Eton, or a very prestigious private school.

30 pieces of online homework from a website called SAM Learning and three practice test papers in preparation for an exam was my Christmas homework last year.
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Re: Do you agree with homework? « Reply #22 on: February 27, 2013, 07:59 PM »
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30 pieces of online homework from a website called SAM Learning and three practice test papers in preparation for an exam was my Christmas homework last year.

I still don't think that would detract from a social life.

It's more likely to be MW/other websites that are detracting from your social life.
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Re: Do you agree with homework? « Reply #23 on: February 27, 2013, 08:02 PM »
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Well even my grandson who is 5 has homework we make it like a game and he enjoys it. At school if children do well with reading or writing they are given awards. They are called Rimbee Awards this is because the area he goes to school is called Rimbleton. If children are willing to learn and you make it enjoyable I see no harm in that. It helps kids to be more confident and enjoy learning then I am all for it.
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Re: Do you agree with homework? « Reply #24 on: February 27, 2013, 08:03 PM »
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I'm sorry but there's no way you have so much homework that you can't have a social life, or are considering turning to the criminal underworld for solace. Very Happy

Unless you guys go to Eton, or a very prestigious private school.

At College it was suppose to be an 1hr30 per night per subject lol.

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Re: Do you agree with homework? « Reply #25 on: February 27, 2013, 08:05 PM »
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I still think homework is stupid though, especially when you're at school enough already each day. It's pretty **** when you get in trouble for not understanding homework which you had no clue on the subject already...
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Re: Do you agree with homework? « Reply #26 on: February 27, 2013, 08:08 PM »
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I still think homework is stupid though, especially when you're at school enough already each day. It's pretty sh*t when you get in trouble for not understanding homework which you had no clue on the subject already...
That's it right there.
So many students struggle because they haven't been taught properly, then why bother with the homework?
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Re: Do you agree with homework? « Reply #27 on: February 27, 2013, 08:10 PM »
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That's it right there.
So many students struggle because they haven't been taught properly, then why bother with the homework?

That too and something common has appeared among my peers and to me ONCE before. Teachers aren't marking the books properly. On the day we are handed our books back after a homework deadline our teacher goes around all the people that haven't done it and the majority of them actually physically stand up, walk over to the teacher and show them the homework that has oddly not been marked. The teacher then engages in a lengthy excuse making session like 'that wasn't there before' or 'next time pupil make it clearer that its there'. I mean seriously?
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Re: Do you agree with homework? « Reply #28 on: February 27, 2013, 08:17 PM »
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I never did much homework.... I'm still half way through a degree course!!!!!
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Re: Do you agree with homework? « Reply #29 on: February 27, 2013, 08:21 PM »
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There are some crappy teachers out there, no doubt.

And Uni/College lecturers too.

As long as you do the work to the best of your ability, and you can stand by and back up your convictions, then I believe you have every right to challenge on your own behalf.
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