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Holidays Are For Families, Not Homework

Today’s memory on my Facebook feed was an article I shared a few years ago. Since winter break is coming up, it’s a good time to share it again.

The Tyranny of Homework: 20 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Assign Homework Over The Holidays

No time to read a long article? Here’s the Cliffs Notes version:

Stop assigning homework over vacations, and let students enjoy time with family and friends. And while they are enjoying time with family and friends, you do the same.

The packets, the grading, the reading logs – those aren’t building lifelong memories, but baking cookies together, or going for a bike ride with friends, does.

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