Every night in millions of homes across the country you can imagine the scenario: the age-old story of children and their homework. In an attempt to cope, parents will use trial and error, bribery, threats, reasoning, and anything they hope will work.
Here are some techniques and tips for parents to facilitate the process of homework and prevent frustration, anger, and disappointment.
10 Study Tips to improve your grades.
Shy Lama has created this video for students, giving tips & tricks for staying organized and getting homework done. Everything from writing down goals and keeping a calendar to taking breaks and having snacks on-hand.
In addition to turning off your computer, one viewer suggested turning on Do Not Disturb mode on your cell phone while studying.
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Handling homework for younger kids is more than "did you get your homework done?". Where they do homework, how to support them, and what to do when the child gets stuck are all covered.
Homework Spot contains links for many typically assigned research projects.
For any of a number of reasons, sometimes a student's home will not be the best place to do homework.
Worthington Libraries in Ohio set up The Homework Help Centers to provide students with access to homework assistance, computers, books and other resources they need to get their homework done. Together with library staff, volunteers from area high schools and adult volunteers ensure the centers are a positive environment where students receive assistance with their homework assignments.
What resources are available in your area? Would there be an interest from parents or the community to set up such a place?
For ambitious librarians who want to create their own web site to help students with their homework, the Multnomah County Library Kids page would be a good model.
This guide for teachers was created for those who may struggle with assignments, even after decades of in the classroom. Definitely helpful!