There will be very few students who can honestly answer that they like doing homework. As a parent you want the very best for your child, preparing them in the best way possible to achieve good results in school will mean making sure they understand how important homework is.
Let’s have a look at the few benefits of homework for students (and teachers).
Time Management – Homework teaches students about how best to manage their time and to set priorities. Having to dedicate a set amount of time each day/week to study is a good practice for the adult world of work. If a student has two topics to work through in three days, they will have to decide which requires more time to study, and plan set hours to ensure the work is completed on time.
Improve Teaching Materials and Processes – It isn’t just a benefit for students; homework can help teachers understand how well a topic is being understood by a class, and how to tweak and improve the teaching process depending on those results. In terms of parents, homework and the processes behind it allow you to see a positive structure and development from your child.
Construct a Problem Solving Mentality – Within life there will always be times when a person has a problem to solve without any apparent help around them (although with Google this time is becoming limited!). Homework gives a chance for students to develop their problem solving skills without the aid of a teacher to give them a straight answer in seconds.
Teach Independent Working and Responsibility – To carry on that theme, homework teaches a student the processes of working independently and how to take responsibility for his or hers educational development. A student has the power over their future path homework is a great tool to teach this.
Rhythm of Work – Homework over a longer period of time teaches a student to be disciplined and the importance of planning well, keeping everything organised and taking action. It also allows breathing space for a student to learn how to react to setbacks and to deal with unforeseen obstacles that have prevented work at various points in the schedule.
The Education Centre Liverpool can offer you assistance from a number of our specialist private tutors, each with their own specialist background and love of education. We can help you set up a schedule of private tuition sessions wherever you are in the Merseyside area, pinpointing areas of weakness to improve upon and putting together a homework schedule to assist in your child’s development.