It’s been six weeks since the publication of The Learning Habit. Since then, I’ve learned which case studies and facts resonated most with both parents and teachers, from Maine to California. I’ve been excited to learn how much the data and the stories have helped parents to simplify “at-home” learning. I’ve been fortunate to meet with organizations and community leaders who share my passion and joy for education and parenting. Individuals committed to changing schools and communities for the better.
As the Common Core State Standards change the way students learn, I feel a deepening in my commitment to this project. Children are capable of learning amazing things when given the right kind of support. As we raise the educational standards in the U.S. it is important that we focus on “whole child” initiatives.
With new data supplied by The Learning Habit research project, there is now a way to integrate a unified homework plan in every U.S. household. Without such a plan, there is no way to insure that all children, regardless of the school they attend, have equal opportunity to participate in a wide range of learning opportunities.
I am happy to announce that several school districts have implemented the The Learning Habit’s “Balanced Homework Initiative.” It has only been a few weeks since the programs were announced, we’ve heard reviews from teachers, students and educators. As one second grader at Primrose Hill School told me, “I still don’t like homework, but it doesn’t stink like last year.”
I suppose that’s an honest review, and a step in the right direction!
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