He asked why teachers and parents wouldn't want to watch these great videos for homework. I explained that there is a growing movement against homework among parents, educators, and students. Kids already spend about 6 hours a day with academic pursuits chosen by other people. More and more people feel time at home should be chosen by the child and his/her family.
When we do this we empower and trust families to decide what they want to do when they leave school. Instead of homework, they may want to:
Be with friends.
Talk and laugh.
Play games with friends or family.
Read a book.
Write a book.
Make a video.
We need to take the work out of the home and give time back to students and their families.
As I shared with Chris Anderson, this is a growing movement led by some of my favorite experts to do just that. Here’s the video they’re using to make their case.
The below video is another anti-work at home video created for viewers to share and discuss with friends, colleagues and any PTA members or leadership officials