Parents and Homework: What Is Your Role?
This Friday, January 30th, Dr. Denise Pope will host a webinar on homework.
Many parents struggle at least occasionally, and sometimes regularly, with their child over homework. Learn why the dynamics of homework have changed in recent years, what you can do to minimize homework stress, and how to help make homework time more positive for you and your child.
This presentation will provide you with:
- Information on the latest trends and research on homework
- Ideas for how best to support your child’s homework efforts
- Tips for how to communicate and collaborate effectively with teachers about homework
Target Audience: Parents of elementary and middle school students
This is the our most requested presentation topic each year. Friday's webinar allows us to share this important content with parents and communities that we can't always reach in person. Get in on our introductory rate of $19/person. Please Note: there is a limit of 100 participants for this webinar. Reserve your ticket now.
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Friday, January 30, 2015
12:30-2:00 pm PST
Introductory Price: $19/person
Denise Pope, Ph.D., is a Senior Lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education and a Co-Founder of Challenge Success. For the past sixteen years, she has specialized in student engagement, curriculum studies, qualitative research methods, and service learning. She lectures nationally on parenting techniques and pedagogical strategies to increase student health, engagement with learning, and integrity. Dr. Pope has co-authored numerous research papers on the topic of homework. Her book, "Doing School": How We Are Creating a Generation of Stressed Out, Materialistic, and Miseducated Students (Yale University Press, 2001) was awarded Notable Book in Education by the American School Board Journal, 2001.
HOMEWORK TIP #1: Parents should act as cheerleaders and supporters, not homework police. Ideally, the child should be able to do the homework alone, without help from parents. Instead of checking, editing, or doing the work for the student, parents should provide necessary supplies and show an active interest in the content the student is learning, while allowing the teachers to intervene if/when the student fails to do the homework correctly or regularly. Learn more strategies at our webinar.