IF SHAKESPEARE WROTE ABOUT HOMEWORK…
(It might go something like this)
To do, or not to do, that is the question:
Whether ’tis Nobler in the mind to suffer
The agonies of these outrageous Demands,
Or to take Arms against this tyranny of education,
And by opposing, end it: to fail, to sleep no more.
To sleep, perchance to Dream; Aye, there’s the rub,
For in that sleep of failure, what dreams may come?
With sincere apologies to the Immortal Bard and to Prince Hamlet whose words I have so poorly paraphrased.
Yes, even Shakespeare and his Prince Hamlet had to contend with homework while in school. So perhaps they also thought about whether or not to do their homework. If so, maybe my homework decision-helper below would have helped them — it can definitely help you. When you are considering whether or not to you want to do your homework, just go through the decision tree below and find out whether or not tonight's homework should be done. Click here for a full size version you can print and hang above your desk.
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I have had a rewarding and complete classroom career teaching and coaching mathematics.
Variable Thinking is my way of sharing some of my ideas, tips, and savvy about education and student success with you.
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