#leadlap Archive

Our chat will focus on the idea that we can lead and make positive change from any position in our school systems. Leadership is not about a title, it is a way of thinking and acting.

Saturday January 20, 2018
10:30 AM EST

  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 20 @ 10:30 AM EST
    Happy Saturday to the #LeadLAP crew. It energizes me to start my day with you. So glad you all could join us today!
  • jmattmiller Jan 20 @ 10:30 AM EST
    Welcome to #leadlap @alicekeeler and I are excited to moderate this chat about ditching homework. Thanks for joining! Please check in: name, role and location. #LeadLAP #DitchHW @burgess_shelley @bethhouf
  • HartofLearning Jan 20 @ 10:30 AM EST
    6:30 am Pacific Sat. Mornings #Leadupchat set an alarm for next week. Directly followed by #LeadLAP
    In reply to @bnnevels
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 20 @ 10:30 AM EST
    We are THRILLED to have you here, Matt and Alice! #LeadLAP
  • rokstar19 Jan 20 @ 10:31 AM EST
    Ricardo from WA morning all! #LeadLAP
  • J_Loetzerich Jan 20 @ 10:31 AM EST
    Jennifer from GA, EIP Tchr Reading/ Math K-5th , GA #LeadLAP
  • mrs_ryan_fifth Jan 20 @ 10:31 AM EST
    Ellise Ryan, 5th grade teacher - math/science, FL! #leadlap
  • Stella_Pollard Jan 20 @ 10:31 AM EST
    Super excited to chat with #DitchHW authors today during #leadlap! @alicekeeler @jmattmiller
  • CyndiWms5 Jan 20 @ 10:31 AM EST
    Good morning from VA!! Ready to learn from this AWESOME PLN! Cyndi, Assist. Supt. of Instruction #LeadLAP
  • gwena_walker Jan 20 @ 10:31 AM EST
    #leadLAP Good morning! Gwena, HS Spanish Teacher, IN.
  • pearse_margie Jan 20 @ 10:31 AM EST
    Hi #LeadLAP Margie from PA Math Coach
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:31 AM EST
    We are also using the hashtag #DitchHW with #LeadLap today!
  • ReedTrisha1 Jan 20 @ 10:31 AM EST
    Trisha, principal, Central PA #leadLAP
  • Stella_Pollard Jan 20 @ 10:31 AM EST
    Hey all! 7th Grade Science Teacher from KY joining in. #leadLAP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 20 @ 10:31 AM EST
    Good morning, Ricardo. Great to have you with us. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @rokstar19
  • wyowayne68 Jan 20 @ 10:31 AM EST
    #LeadLAP Wayne, principal Wyoming. Good morning y'all
  • SueTonnesen Jan 20 @ 10:31 AM EST
    Good morning from Vancouver Island 🇨🇦#LeadLAP Sue here! Elementary Principal and #dbcbooks groupie
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:31 AM EST
    Welcome Donna! Glad you could join in #leadlap
    In reply to @DonnaGoetz1, @jmattmiller, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • MrsDobrowClass Jan 20 @ 10:31 AM EST
    Susan, 5th Grade Teacher from Dallas. #dictchedHw this year #leadlap
  • tishrich Jan 20 @ 10:31 AM EST
    Good morning! Tisha HS Culinary Tr & Lead in Medford, OR! Always love chatting with the #leadlap crew!
  • cybraryman1 Jan 20 @ 10:31 AM EST
    It should be our role as educators and parents to instill a love of learning in our students & children. We want them to explore things on their own (that is the best HW) My Homework Debate page https://t.co/OLH4gvma5i #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • SusanDenton27 Jan 20 @ 10:31 AM EST
    Susan Denton, Principal Bakersfield, CA! Morning all!! #leadlap
  • drmcclard Jan 20 @ 10:31 AM EST
    Lance, k-5 principal in Missouri. Will have to cut out early for my son’s 1st 🏀 game #LeadLAP
  • TechieTeachOtt Jan 20 @ 10:31 AM EST
    Tiffany Ott from northeast Ohio! Gifted intervention specialist in a suburb of Cleveland and curriculum director at @thegridmethod! #LeadLAP
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:31 AM EST
    Hello Susan, thank you for joining! #leadlap
    In reply to @MrsDobrowClass
  • MarianaGSerrato Jan 20 @ 10:31 AM EST
    Good morning. Mariana Garcia, MS Science, San Jose, CA #leadlap
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 20 @ 10:31 AM EST
    Morning, Ellise. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @mrs_ryan_fifth
  • drjonesie17 Jan 20 @ 10:31 AM EST
    Hi everyone! Natasha TK-6 Principal here & excited for our chat this morning! #LeadLAP
  • coacheagan Jan 20 @ 10:31 AM EST
    Jonathan from Nor Cal exited for this chat with two amazing moderators! #leadlap
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:32 AM EST
    Hi Sue! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @SueTonnesen
  • SteinbrinkLaura Jan 20 @ 10:32 AM EST
    Good morning #LeadLAP crew and @jmattmiller and @alicekeeler !
  • PapaBacher Jan 20 @ 10:32 AM EST
    Austin from Dallas, TX! 5th Gr Science and aspiring administrator ready to chat about homework! #LeadLap
  • BobbieFrench Jan 20 @ 10:32 AM EST
    #LeadLAP. Bobbie // Lead Learner from Central MA. Excited to be hear. Ready to #DitchHW
  • jmattmiller Jan 20 @ 10:32 AM EST
    Hey #leadlap friends! Matt here, #DitchHW co-author from Indiana. Taking a break from coaching 1st/2nd grade basketball to join you all today! (And yes, #ditchbook is the team sponsor!) #leadlap
  • Mtiesworth Jan 20 @ 10:32 AM EST
    K-12 Tech Director from Northern MI, ready for change! #leadlap
  • MrKaplansKlass Jan 20 @ 10:32 AM EST
    Dan, High School history teacher from New Jersey. Excited to chat about the role (or lack thereof) that homework should play in our schools! #LeadLAP
  • KamRenae Jan 20 @ 10:32 AM EST
    Kam joining the #LeadLap crew this morning from Hardin, Montana where I am a special educator of 20 + years at the middle school level
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 20 @ 10:32 AM EST
    Always great to have you, Stella. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @Stella_Pollard, @alicekeeler, @jmattmiller
  • Rdene915 Jan 20 @ 10:32 AM EST
    Morning #LeadLAP checking in from Pittsburgh, I teach Spanish and a STEAM course
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • cynthiabruno Jan 20 @ 10:32 AM EST
    ¡Buenos días #LeadLAP Crew! AP from Spanish Immersion school in KY here excited to learn!
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:32 AM EST
    Morning Wayne! I'm actually tweeting today from London! It's 330pm here. #LeadLap
    In reply to @wyowayne68
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 20 @ 10:32 AM EST
    Morning, Cyndi. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @CyndiWms5
  • jmattmiller Jan 20 @ 10:32 AM EST
    Looks like it's a busy basketball morning! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @drmcclard
  • RogerGurganus Jan 20 @ 10:32 AM EST
    Roger MS Principal from Detroit! Happy Saturday Everyone!! #leadlap
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:32 AM EST
    Hi Trisha, thank you for joining #leadlap
    In reply to @ReedTrisha1
  • bmilla84 Jan 20 @ 10:32 AM EST
    Brandi- 1st Grade Teacher from Florida! #LeadLAP #ditchHW
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 20 @ 10:32 AM EST
    Welcome back, Margie! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @pearse_margie
  • TheStephenKeys Jan 20 @ 10:32 AM EST
    Stephen. Kentucky. Middle School. Band. LETS GO!!!!!!!! #leadlap
  • sheehyrw Jan 20 @ 10:32 AM EST
    Ryan, author of Be The One For Kids and Elem Principal in N California. Excited to be here. #leadlap
  • martianteacher Jan 20 @ 10:32 AM EST
    Hi! It's Thomas from North Carolina! Third Grade Lead Learner, currently sitting in my Doctoral class and so excited to learn, and chat with the legendary @alicekeeler #leadlap!!!
  • jmattmiller Jan 20 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Hey Susan! Welcome! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @MrsDobrowClass
  • josephstanzione Jan 20 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Looking forward to the #NAESPChat on Goal Setting - Tuesday, Jan. 23, 9 PM EST. What are some goals you’ve set for the new year? How do you plan to implement these goals? @NAESP #JoyfulLeaders #LeadLAP #Kindnessmatters #edchat #satchat
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Yay Brandi, glad you could join #leadlap this morning
    In reply to @bmilla84
  • nankr1120 Jan 20 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Kristen 3rd grade from Pittsburgh... Ready to #DitchHomework with all of you! #LeadLAP #Nan3EDU
  • principledlady Jan 20 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Leila here on a beautiful Escondido Saturday morning. I wish I didn’t have homework this weekend. # DitchHW #leadlap
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 20 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Hi Trisha #LeadLAP #DitchHW
    In reply to @ReedTrisha1
  • emilyfranESL Jan 20 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Good morning #leadLAP Emily - K5 ESL teacher in NC
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Great to have you Rachelle! #leadlap
    In reply to @Rdene915, @jmattmiller, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • jefferson_first Jan 20 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Good morning! Tasha Jefferson 1st grade T from Oklahoma #LeadLAP
  • MrsAshleyBFort Jan 20 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Ashley, Digital Learning Coach from SC! So excited for my first #LeadLAP & #DitchHW chats!
  • wyowayne68 Jan 20 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Good afternoon, Alice! #LeadLAP
    • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:32 AM EST
      Morning Wayne! I'm actually tweeting today from London! It's 330pm here. #LeadLap
      In reply to @wyowayne68
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 20 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Hello, Sue. #LeadLAP #ditchHW
    In reply to @SueTonnesen
  • AllisonOR503 Jan 20 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Allison, elementary VP, Oregon 👍 #ditchhw #LeadLAP
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • SueTonnesen Jan 20 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Hi Alice and Matt! Let’s watch this hour fly by...so excited to have you as hosts! #LeadLAP
  • mrsrobertsed Jan 20 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Good morning! Danielle from Greenville, SC - former music teacher, current sub and grad student, classroom teacher wannabe #leadlap
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:33 AM EST
    I got a tweet ready with a quote by you Laura! #leadlap #ditchhw
    In reply to @SteinbrinkLaura, @jmattmiller
  • thisDianeNorris Jan 20 @ 10:33 AM EST
    A5: Take a deep breath and dive in! #LeadUpChat #kidsdeserveit #TeachersEmpowered #leadlap
    In reply to @TechNinjaTodd
  • renathunderhawk Jan 20 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Rena Hawkins, K-2 Principal in transition to a PreK-6 renovated school in Smithville, Mo! It makes for an exciting year!! #LeadLAP #ssdpride #warriorscreate
  • jmattmiller Jan 20 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Gracias por participar en nuestro chat esta mañana, Cynthia! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @cynthiabruno
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Hi Vanessa! Glad you're here! #leadlap
    In reply to @FlowersClass2nd, @jmattmiller, @burgessdave, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • Howells_Owls Jan 20 @ 10:33 AM EST
    Emily here. Elementary principal excited about #ditchHW! #LeadLAP
  • casehighprinc Jan 20 @ 10:34 AM EST
    Excited to learn this morning on #LeadLAP. Brian, HS principal from Massachusetts
  • justaddison Jan 20 @ 10:34 AM EST
    Addison, HS Social Studies Teacher in Tennessee #LeadLAP
  • bethhill2829 Jan 20 @ 10:34 AM EST
    Hi #leadlap friends! Looking forward to learning with everyone today.
  • SueTonnesen Jan 20 @ 10:34 AM EST
    Morning Shelley! Happy Saturday #leadlap
    In reply to @burgess_shelley
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:34 AM EST
    Love the Bitmoji Emily! Glad you can join #leadlap
    In reply to @Howells_Owls
  • tsschmidty Jan 20 @ 10:34 AM EST
    Good morning #leadLAP! Todd, elementary principal in CA and HUGE fan of #ditchhw
  • apadalino Jan 20 @ 10:34 AM EST
    Good morning from this Literacy coach! Normally from Wisconsin but currently in Florida. #LeadLAP
  • MsLaurenMertz Jan 20 @ 10:34 AM EST
    Lauren, k-4 rdg T from MO #leadlap
  • mydesk_not Jan 20 @ 10:34 AM EST
    #CoachingSnaps #LeadLAP My #SmoreEd 📰which thanks @meredithakers for sharing her #OneWord Google Slides Collaborative Activity & her 👍🏼blog! My #GeekSquad Ss had such a great time identifying their #OneWord & getting started! 👩🏾‍💻👨🏼‍💻 https://t.co/Yq4mXl6Bvt
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:34 AM EST
    Hello Addison! #leadlap
    In reply to @justaddison
  • jmattmiller Jan 20 @ 10:34 AM EST
    Thanks! Pretty sure it IS gonna fly! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @SueTonnesen
  • mr_hayes Jan 20 @ 10:34 AM EST
    Hey #LeadLAP folks! Joining from Brazil. Math/Sped teacher working at an international school.
  • SteinbrinkLaura Jan 20 @ 10:34 AM EST
    Right? #LeadLAP
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @drmcclard
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 20 @ 10:34 AM EST
    So many awesome educators joining us today that I cannot keep up with the welcomes. Please consider this my warmest welcome to everyone joining in today. Thank you! #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • burgessdave Jan 20 @ 10:34 AM EST
    Wow!! A rockstar group of inspiring educators is POURING into #LeadLAP this morning to chat with @alicekeeler & @jmattmiller about homework!! #DitchHW #tlap
  • cre8ivek8 Jan 20 @ 10:34 AM EST
    Excited to join my first twitter chat! Heigh school math teacher from Indiana #leadLAP
  • joerobison907 Jan 20 @ 10:34 AM EST
    Joe - MS teacher from Alaska joining in #LeadLAP
  • jmattmiller Jan 20 @ 10:34 AM EST
    Good morning Addison! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @justaddison
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:35 AM EST
    #LeadLap #DitchHW “Time is a big factor for myself and other parents. If we're busy, our kids are busy with us or left to do homework alone.” -Laura Steinbrink
  • jmattmiller Jan 20 @ 10:35 AM EST
    Q1: What was your experience with homework as a student? How did it impact you as an educator? #LeadLAP #DItchHW @alicekeeler @burgess_shelley @bethhouf
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:35 AM EST
    Your FIRST chat! Welcome! Are you using https://t.co/5a6LnWMBnt? #leadlap
    In reply to @cre8ivek8
  • literacynbeyond Jan 20 @ 10:35 AM EST
    Hi! Excited to join you all this morning! My name is Jenn—and I’m a Literacy Specialist in NJ #DitchHW #LeadLAP
  • SteinbrinkLaura Jan 20 @ 10:35 AM EST
    Yay! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @alicekeeler, @jmattmiller
  • pcmrsg Jan 20 @ 10:35 AM EST
    Christi from WV #leadlap
  • mydesk_not Jan 20 @ 10:35 AM EST
    #CoachingSnaps #LeadLAP My #SmoreEd 📰which thanks @meredithakers for sharing her #OneWord Google Slides Collaborative Activity & her 👍🏼blog! My #GeekSquad Ss had such a great time identifying their #OneWord & getting started! 👩🏾‍💻👨🏼‍💻 https://t.co/Yq4mXl6Bvt
  • MrsAsztalos Jan 20 @ 10:35 AM EST
    Melissa, 7th Grade Science, Upstate NY, 3rd chat of the day, so I’m on fire to share! #leadLAP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 20 @ 10:35 AM EST
    Q1 is up!! #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • BlissCyndy Jan 20 @ 10:35 AM EST
    Good morning from PD this morning! Looking forward to this chat #LeadLAP
  • jonbartelt Jan 20 @ 10:35 AM EST
    Jon Bartelt, supt in IL, jumping in between loads of laundry #LeadLAP
  • jmattmiller Jan 20 @ 10:35 AM EST
    Yes indeed! 🏀 #LeadLAP
    In reply to @SteinbrinkLaura, @drmcclard
  • justaddison Jan 20 @ 10:35 AM EST
    Hello, Alice! Love your work! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @alicekeeler
  • SEANJFAHEY Jan 20 @ 10:35 AM EST
    Sean from Indiana. 6th grade math teacher. Joining in #leadlap while I wait to work the scoreboard for a girls bball game. I enjoy chatting #DitchHW
  • LindaEdwardsi Jan 20 @ 10:35 AM EST
    Good morning #leadlap Linda Edwards Special Education Toronto 🇨🇦
  • MrHennigar Jan 20 @ 10:35 AM EST
    Jeff from Halifax, NS, Canada stopping by for a bit! I teach a combined grade 4/5 class. #ditchHW #leadlap
  • MrsShadish Jan 20 @ 10:35 AM EST
    Heather, 5th grade in Pittsburgh 👋 #LeadLap
  • justaddison Jan 20 @ 10:35 AM EST
    Good morning! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @jmattmiller
  • emilyfranESL Jan 20 @ 10:35 AM EST
    Yay! You’ll love it! Great chat to start with! ALWAYS so inspirational #leadLAP
    In reply to @cre8ivek8
  • PreK33 Jan 20 @ 10:36 AM EST
    Good morning! I'm Kris and I teach PreK in KS #leadLAP
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • herrplatt Jan 20 @ 10:36 AM EST
    Good morning #leadlap #ditchhw. David from Covina jumping in.
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • KamRenae Jan 20 @ 10:36 AM EST
    Good morning #DitchHW and #LeadLAP friends and special thanks to @alicekeeler @jmattmiller for leading us!!
  • The_Groffice Jan 20 @ 10:36 AM EST
    Good morning #leadlap! Melissa, elementary principal in Pensacola FL.
  • Stella_Pollard Jan 20 @ 10:36 AM EST
    A1. I can still remember it well. I had a teacher in 3rd grade give my after school detention because I forgot my HW folder for all of her classes. After that, each morning gave me a anxiety because I was afraid I had forgotten HW. #LeadLAP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 20 @ 10:36 AM EST
    A1: Honestly for me as a kid... homework was about completion in the fastest, most efficient way possible. Sometimes that meant enlisting friends to divide and conquer #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • wyowayne68 Jan 20 @ 10:36 AM EST
    #LeadLAP Welcome to a whole new world of fun Kate! What part of IN?
    • cre8ivek8 Jan 20 @ 10:34 AM EST
      Excited to join my first twitter chat! Heigh school math teacher from Indiana #leadLAP
  • jmattmiller Jan 20 @ 10:36 AM EST
    Kate is representing the Hoosier state with me! Welcome! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @cre8ivek8
  • EdLog411 Jan 20 @ 10:36 AM EST
    Good morning #LeadLAP. Vicki, VP from BC joining you all today
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:36 AM EST
    We could not narrow our question list down so get ready for a fast paced chat. @jmattmiller is tweeting the questions. #LeadLAP
  • drmcclard Jan 20 @ 10:36 AM EST
    A1 my hw experiences a S was do it in front of the TV and when older, copy it in the hall bc I didn’t have time to do it. #LeadLAP
  • tsschmidty Jan 20 @ 10:36 AM EST
    A1: I never had a problem with a homework as a student so I just assumed everyone else didn't either when I was a teacher...within one week of having my own class, I realized how very wrong that was... #LeadLAP #ditchhw
  • RichHayzler Jan 20 @ 10:36 AM EST
    Rich Hayzler, MS Principal. Currently @EdcampNJ and looking forward to doing some multi-tasking with #leadlap
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 20 @ 10:36 AM EST
    Great to have you here, Kam! #LeadLAP #DitchHW
    In reply to @KamRenae, @alicekeeler, @jmattmiller
  • MrsLedford6Eng Jan 20 @ 10:36 AM EST
    Hello all! I'm Jen, a 6th grade English Teacher from IN! #leadlap
  • BeckettHaight Jan 20 @ 10:36 AM EST
    Beckett...Special Educator teaching in Mexico right now. Checking in to #leadlap for the first time!
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:36 AM EST
    Hey Rich! Hope you're well #leadlap
    In reply to @RichHayzler, @EdcampNJ
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 20 @ 10:36 AM EST
    Thanks for joining, David. #LeadLAP #DitchHW
    In reply to @herrplatt, @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @BethHouf
  • mandyeellis Jan 20 @ 10:36 AM EST
    Good Morning #LeadLAP K-5 Principal and Lead Learner from Central Illinois! Ready to learn and chat with the best! @alicekeeler @jmattmiller
  • jmattmiller Jan 20 @ 10:37 AM EST
    Hi Vicki! Welcome! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @EdLog411
  • gwena_walker Jan 20 @ 10:37 AM EST
    #LeadLAP A1: I told my own students we sat in a class for 50 minutes 7 times a day taking notes, went home and read the book, came back and took a quiz or test the next day. Boring! Kids nowadays are so blessed because they get to play games to learn and it's not boring!
  • SueTonnesen Jan 20 @ 10:37 AM EST
    Welcome fellow Maritimer...I am from Cape Breton originally! Enjoy the chat #leadlap #DitchBook #DitchHW
    In reply to @MrHennigar
  • CyndiWms5 Jan 20 @ 10:37 AM EST
    A1: Compliance. Authentic learning happened at school with Ts & peers with real experiences #LeadLAP @jmattmiller @alicekeeler
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 20 @ 10:37 AM EST
    We are so very happy you found us, Kate! #LeadLAP #DitchHW
    In reply to @cre8ivek8
  • literacynbeyond Jan 20 @ 10:37 AM EST
    Q1 I don’t remember having too many assignments that were “choice”—mostly review, review, review 🤢😬 #DitchHW #LeadLAP
  • PapaBacher Jan 20 @ 10:37 AM EST
    A1: I always did my homework, but I can remember that I never enjoyed reading homework assignments because I was such a reluctant reader. Forced to read the same book as everyone else for homework really squashed my love of reading that I have now. #ditchHW #LeadLap
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:37 AM EST
    Common mistake is to assume that if something isn't a problem for us it's not a problem for someone else. #leadLAP #ditchHW
    In reply to @tsschmidty
  • emilyfranESL Jan 20 @ 10:37 AM EST
    A1: as an English language learner it was very difficult because I didn’t have anyone at home to help me. This is the reality for so many #ELs and we must consider that! #leadLAP
  • mexusmx Jan 20 @ 10:37 AM EST
    John Miller, Head of an international American school in Mexico City. A few minutes late, hoping for a forgiving crowd... #leadlap
  • sheehyrw Jan 20 @ 10:37 AM EST
    A1. I had a lot of homework and it felt that it was just because, not relevant. #leadlap
  • BobbieFrench Jan 20 @ 10:37 AM EST
    Hmwk was easy for me and I don’t remember having the amount given today and less after school opportunities. Ss need time to decompress, play, family time #DitchHW #LeadLAP
  • 123MsSmith456 Jan 20 @ 10:37 AM EST
    Good morning #Leadlap! IC from Texas here to learn with y'all!
  • Rdene915 Jan 20 @ 10:37 AM EST
    A2 I had a lot of HW, I struggled w/ some of it at times, I liked doing homework for French class bc of coolness learning another lang, as a T for yrs I thought I had to give same HW.. so wrong #LeadLAP
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • LindaEdwardsi Jan 20 @ 10:37 AM EST
    A1 Mostly I was okay with homework but not math. If I didn’t understand it my parents couldn’t help because we were being taught in a different way than they solved it #leadlap
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:37 AM EST
    Very true Cyndi! The magic happened at school. Compliance paperwork at home. Do parents get to see the magic? #leadLAP #ditchHW
    In reply to @CyndiWms5, @jmattmiller
  • mrsrobertsed Jan 20 @ 10:38 AM EST
    A1: homewaork for me was - get it done as fast as possible so I could go play! #LeadLAP
  • rokstar19 Jan 20 @ 10:38 AM EST
    A1 as a student I hated homework and refused to do it, unless it was a project, and college was different of course. #LeadLAP
  • 205mjacobson Jan 20 @ 10:38 AM EST
    Matt Jacobson, a little late to the party. #LeadLAP
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:38 AM EST
    Mandy in the house! Welcome Mandi #leadLAP #ditchHW
    In reply to @mandyeellis, @jmattmiller
  • ProfeStolle Jan 20 @ 10:38 AM EST
    Good morning! I'm intrigued by today's 2nd hashtag #LEADlap #ditchHW Randy, educator, somewhere in the middle of Tennessee
  • MrHennigar Jan 20 @ 10:38 AM EST
    A1: I don't have any memories of homework before HS. I'm sure I had it, but it didn't leave an impact on me either way! I remember buying Coles Notes books in HS to avoid reading the books... #ditchHW #leadlap
  • mrs_ryan_fifth Jan 20 @ 10:38 AM EST
    A1: Frustration. Tears. Fighting with parents. I now tell my students and parents about my past HW experiences and how I don't want that for them. #leadLAP # DitchHW
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • StefLRichard Jan 20 @ 10:38 AM EST
    Incredibly simple yet powerful withlasting effects. TY @mlinnyam #SEL #prek #ecechat #earlyed #LeadLAP
  • justaddison Jan 20 @ 10:38 AM EST
    A1: If my teacher couldn’t explain the value of the assignments and it was a waste of my time. My teachers didn’t like that very much, but for me it’s led me to be very particular when deciding to assign homework. #LeadLAP
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:38 AM EST
    Sounds like quality thinking and learning.... :/ #leadLAP #ditchHW
    In reply to @drmcclard
  • tishrich Jan 20 @ 10:38 AM EST
    A1: Dreaded it and often needed help that I wasn’t able to get at home which left me frustrated. I haven’t ever given homework, but Culinary isn’t a subject you generally would. #ditchhw #leadlap
  • RogerGurganus Jan 20 @ 10:38 AM EST
    A1: I truly hated homework as a students and did not see the value of sending me home to learn on my own. As a teacher I only had students practice things at home not learn them, that was my job... to teach them, not themselves or their parents #LeadLAP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 20 @ 10:38 AM EST
    Agree. The a book was "assigned" to me, I did everything I could to AVOID reading it. AND... I am and always have been an avid reader! #LeadLAP #DitchHW
    In reply to @PapaBacher
  • wyowayne68 Jan 20 @ 10:38 AM EST
    a1) #leadlap as one who did not always see the point of HW (or school) it was done when it felt meaningful or I liked the T. If not, well...:(
  • bethhill2829 Jan 20 @ 10:38 AM EST
    A1: I remember being in 10th grade wirn two chapters of Geometry to complete, because I had been sick with mono and missed two weeks of school. I was lost. I even threw my textbook across my bedroom. I made my first C ever that quarter. No teaching happened. #leadlap
  • coacheagan Jan 20 @ 10:38 AM EST
    A1: homework was minimal and easy until 7th grade and then had to actually build in time to get it done—as an educator realized not every family dynamic has the ability to support and create time—its an equity issue #DitchHW #leadlap
  • pcmrsg Jan 20 @ 10:38 AM EST
    A1 I despised homework. I felt like it was a waste of time. I don't assign homework. I want my students to enjoy being kids while they can. #leadlap
  • SEANJFAHEY Jan 20 @ 10:38 AM EST
    A1 HW was just one of those things that I had a Ss had. Really didn’t understand the purpose of it. Once in MS/HS it became a game of copying & doing at the last minute. #LeadLAP
  • SteinbrinkLaura Jan 20 @ 10:38 AM EST
    A1: I did math HW. All of the probs, odds /evens, assigned/not assigned, just to squeak by. My bro did ZERO HW and aced all tests. I know how to differentiate& I have never assigned HW. #LeadLAP
  • J_Loetzerich Jan 20 @ 10:38 AM EST
    A1: Homework to me as a child was a means to an end, no meaning attached to it, just a task to do before going to play, I myself do not like giving homework to my students, they are children, they should be making memories, not doing worksheets #leadlap
  • MarianaGSerrato Jan 20 @ 10:38 AM EST
    A1: Zero motivation to do it. Vowed to NO homework #leadlap
  • Stella_Pollard Jan 20 @ 10:38 AM EST
    A1. I can still remember it well. I had a teacher in 3rd grade give me after school detention because I forgot my HW folder for all of her classes. After that, each morning gave me a anxiety because I was afraid I had forgotten HW. #LeadLAP
  • MrsShadish Jan 20 @ 10:38 AM EST
    A1: as a student, homework was something I did because I was compliant but never saw value in it: as a teacher, I always questioned the value in hw, and officially ditched it 2 years ago #LeadLap
  • Howells_Owls Jan 20 @ 10:38 AM EST
    A1. I remember bringing HW home that I didn't understand, and I formed a lot of misconceptions, esp in math. A lot of concepts I never learned until I taught them as an adult! #ditchHW #leadlap
  • casehighprinc Jan 20 @ 10:38 AM EST
    A1. As a HS student 40 years ago, homework was about compliance. Quantity did not equate with quality. In college, it was about strategy and time management. #LeadLAP
  • mr_hayes Jan 20 @ 10:38 AM EST
    A1a: I remember spending countless on writing essays and doing math homework, which I often found confusing. #LeadLAP
  • JanetPlanet20 Jan 20 @ 10:38 AM EST
    A1: I hated hw as a kid & often just didn’t do it. I got bad grades as a result & was told I may be moved out of the “gifted” ELA class I was in. As a T, I don’t assign hw. I just ask S to read. Parents ask for Hw sometimes. I give them ideas but don’t send home wkshts #leadLAP
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:39 AM EST
    Shouldn't we all defend our time? #leadLAP #ditchHW
    In reply to @justaddison
  • MrsAsztalos Jan 20 @ 10:39 AM EST
    A1 As a student I was a good student, so I always did my homework because we were supposed to. I remember thinking sometimes when we would get wordsearches, why am I doing this? I am not learning anything. #LeadLAP
  • SusanDenton27 Jan 20 @ 10:39 AM EST
    A1: #DitchHW #leadlap In Elementary I don’t remember much homework other than reading which I loved! I learned early in my teaching career to give review HW Ss could do independently. Always graded together as a class for more review. Weekly packets out Fri back following Thurs.
  • principledlady Jan 20 @ 10:39 AM EST
    A1: I was the kind of kid (still like this) that just accepted whatever work was “assigned to me” embraced it and gave it my best effort. I never enjoyed it. For me it was like doing laundry. #leadlap
  • sheehyrw Jan 20 @ 10:39 AM EST
    A1. I had a lot of homework and it felt that it was just because, not relevant. It has made me want to connect the dots for our students. Let them know why we are doing things and making sure it is relevant. #leadlap
  • joerobison907 Jan 20 @ 10:39 AM EST
    A1. It's true that you teach how you were taught - It took me a few years of teaching before I realized that "the way it's always been" isn't necessarily the best or most effective #LeadLAP
  • abney45 Jan 20 @ 10:39 AM EST
    Good morning #LeadLAP! Robert, principal of Los Lunas HS. Still recovering from the flu...ugh. Hope all of you are well!
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 20 @ 10:39 AM EST
    This is still true in so many homes today! #LeadLAP #DitchHW
    In reply to @LindaEdwardsi
  • CyndiWms5 Jan 20 @ 10:39 AM EST
    I feel that parents feel the struggle...and additional stress. We've found that flipped learning works better - watching short instructional videos & practice at school. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @alicekeeler, @jmattmiller
  • sbcoachd Jan 20 @ 10:39 AM EST
    Hey everyone. I’m Danny, HS Geometry teacher from Shelby County Schools, AL. #LeadLAP
  • Stella_Pollard Jan 20 @ 10:39 AM EST
    A1. My parents were older and had difficulty helping me so I was usually on my own when it came to homework. #LeadLAP
  • 123MsSmith456 Jan 20 @ 10:39 AM EST
    A1 I don't remember having a lot of homework, but when I did it was a todo and not meaningful to me. I try to do better as an educator. #leadlap
  • jefferson_first Jan 20 @ 10:39 AM EST
    A1) The only HW I enjoyed was creating a diary as a person who was traveling thru Ellis Island. I loved it! Any other HW was not meaningful and was busy work. I would love to never give HW but the powers at be disagree and sadly most days my Ss go home w 3-4 pgs of HW. #LeadLAP
  • EdLog411 Jan 20 @ 10:39 AM EST
    A1. My memories of high school homework are hours of memorizing study guides. As an educator I want deeper learning for my students #LeadLAP
  • rokstar19 Jan 20 @ 10:39 AM EST
    A1b as a teacher at first I tried to be like all the rest, but now the homework is only what they don't complete in class. The kids are thankful. #LeadLAP
  • mandyeellis Jan 20 @ 10:39 AM EST
    A1: I loved school and I loved "playing" school at home by doing homework... Now that I am a parent and my daughter doesn't have the same outlook, it has opened my eyes on how homework serves or doesn't serve our kids #leadlap #ditchhw
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:39 AM EST
    A common story. HW causes severe stress and family fighting. #leadLAP #ditchHW
    • mrs_ryan_fifth Jan 20 @ 10:38 AM EST
      A1: Frustration. Tears. Fighting with parents. I now tell my students and parents about my past HW experiences and how I don't want that for them. #leadLAP # DitchHW
      In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • martianteacher Jan 20 @ 10:39 AM EST
    A1: Homework for me was always a "chore"; I HAD to get it done! Now, as an educator, I want it to mean something. I want my students to feel as if they are accomplishing something- adding value #leadlap
  • RichHayzler Jan 20 @ 10:39 AM EST
    A1: Homework was frustrating when it was graded because it was usually given as "Hey now that you learned it, do it tonight and we'll learn something new tomorrow. Wish I had the technology students to now. #leadlap
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 20 @ 10:39 AM EST
    I have employed those strategies myself on occasion. #LeadLAP #DitchHW
    In reply to @drmcclard
  • ReedTrisha1 Jan 20 @ 10:39 AM EST
    A1: always did my homework and turned it in on time, as a teacher I assigned it because I thought it was the thing to do and that all students had the means and ways to do their homework too! #leadLAP
  • TechieTeachOtt Jan 20 @ 10:39 AM EST
    A1 I wasn't so good at the homework thing. In elementary school I thought most of it was boring, repetitive, and, honestly, a waste of my time. And when I did actually do it, I usually lost it before I turned it in. Got better in HS- felt more meaningful! #leadlap
  • tsschmidty Jan 20 @ 10:39 AM EST
    Exactly! Like so many educators, I have been under the misguided assumption that HW was essential to learning...found out that the learning really took place in class... #leadLAP
    • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:37 AM EST
      Common mistake is to assume that if something isn't a problem for us it's not a problem for someone else. #leadLAP #ditchHW
      In reply to @tsschmidty
  • BeckettHaight Jan 20 @ 10:39 AM EST
    A1: I remember not doing HW during the wrestling season and my grades went down so much I got kicked off the team! #leadlap
  • mombrawleygirls Jan 20 @ 10:39 AM EST
    A1: I don't remember much about homework. It was always just "work" to do and I always just finished it ... most times before I even left class. Didn't mean much - just something else to do and I was the good student that always did. #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • jmattmiller Jan 20 @ 10:40 AM EST
    Q2: How important is "student love of learning" in education? How does homework affect that, positively or negatively? #LeadLAP #DItchHW @alicekeeler @burgess_shelley @bethhouf
  • The_Groffice Jan 20 @ 10:40 AM EST
    A1: I cannot remember a single homework assignment. I was a rule follower so I’m sure I did it all, but can’t recall homework routines, assignments, or take aways. Just realizing this and it says a lot now. #leadlap
  • Stella_Pollard Jan 20 @ 10:40 AM EST
    A1. My homework was ALWAYS worksheets. Always. #leadlap
  • herrplatt Jan 20 @ 10:40 AM EST
    A1: #leadlap #ditchhw Personally I hated HW as a kid. Most work was on a WS or bookwork. Yes, it framed initial teaching years.
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • MarianaGSerrato Jan 20 @ 10:40 AM EST
    Same idea. Both my parents worked, and hw was expected to be done before they got back. #leadlap
    In reply to @Stella_Pollard
  • pearse_margie Jan 20 @ 10:40 AM EST
    #LeadLAP A1: HW was usually busy work. As an educator, I want HW to be more than that. I want it to be meaningful, individualized, interesting, and worthwhile. I did learn more about better managing my free time when doing HW
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 20 @ 10:40 AM EST
    We are fast and furious today. Q2 is up... #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:40 AM EST
    This is tragic, the benefits of participating in sports are really high. HW benefits are debatable. #leadLAP #ditchHW
    • BeckettHaight Jan 20 @ 10:39 AM EST
      A1: I remember not doing HW during the wrestling season and my grades went down so much I got kicked off the team! #leadlap
  • betweenmargins Jan 20 @ 10:40 AM EST
    .@mrs_ryan_fifth Yeah I bugged my parents all the time to help me with stuff and that was often our only interaction - not very positive! #leadlap #DitchHW
  • nankr1120 Jan 20 @ 10:40 AM EST
    A2: TIME I will never get back. Not to mention if I didn’t understand it my slate was never clean for the next day. Stressful! Lonely. Time away from life. I #DITCHHW FOR Ss to give them valued time relevant to them #LeadLAP #Nan3EDU
  • MrsAshleyBFort Jan 20 @ 10:40 AM EST
    A1 Remember doing BUSY work 4 HW. Was easy 4 me. 1st few years of teaching, assigned same HW as my team. But after reflecting on my HW experiences and reading research, I cut it out! Tried to encourage reading and real-life learning like @TableTalkMath. #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • drjonesie17 Jan 20 @ 10:40 AM EST
    A1:Packet after packet of worksheets that took forever to finish & textbook ?’s.I never wanted to put any Ss through that again. #LeadLAP
  • TechieTeachOtt Jan 20 @ 10:40 AM EST
    I am such a huge fan of flipped learning! I ran a math class for three years that used a flipped approach. Amazing growth and much more meaningful use of my students after school time. #leadlap
    In reply to @CyndiWms5, @alicekeeler, @jmattmiller
  • coacheagan Jan 20 @ 10:40 AM EST
    A1b: I learned how to beat the system and not proud of the ways I did it, but I was compliant, but not learning anything—as a T tried to make learning and any homework I did assign relevant #DitchHW #leadlap
  • MsLaurenMertz Jan 20 @ 10:40 AM EST
    A1: Homework wasn't an issue as a student, but as a beginning teacher I spent more energy chasing down incomplete homework than I did on preparing good lessons. #LeadLAP
  • mr_hayes Jan 20 @ 10:40 AM EST
    A1b: I remember dreaming of becoming a teacher and not giving homework. Then, I became a teacher and was told I would be setting my Ss up for failure if I didn’t give homework. #LeadLAP
  • nick_schumacher Jan 20 @ 10:40 AM EST
    A1. Homework was an exercise in compliance. #LeadLAP
  • SueTonnesen Jan 20 @ 10:40 AM EST
    A1: my experience was having to help a friend who was struggling with homework and that devastated my friend’s self esteem...I have vivid memories of her struggles #ditchhw #leadlap #DitchHW
  • jmattmiller Jan 20 @ 10:40 AM EST
    This is exactly like me. Assigned homework because that was what was done to me. #LeadLAP
    • ReedTrisha1 Jan 20 @ 10:39 AM EST
      A1: always did my homework and turned it in on time, as a teacher I assigned it because I thought it was the thing to do and that all students had the means and ways to do their homework too! #leadLAP
  • MrKaplansKlass Jan 20 @ 10:41 AM EST
    A1: Remembering my experience as a student plays a massive role in my decision-making as a teacher! Homework felt tedious for the most part - like going through the motions. I NEVER want my Ss to feel that way. There is only HW if it TRULY furthers their understanding. #LeadLAP
  • jonbartelt Jan 20 @ 10:41 AM EST
    A1: Did not like homework when I was young, so I decided to help struggling readers by audio recording the chapters of the textbooks on cassette tapes (yep, I’m that old) #leadLAP
  • renathunderhawk Jan 20 @ 10:41 AM EST
    A1: HW was long, tiring, & stressful! It interfered w/outside playtime & time to read for enjoyment! As an educator, homework should include voice & choice. Ss choose to learn & do more b/c #motivation! #LeadLAP #DitchHomework #ssdpride #warriorscreate #JoinTogetherJanuary
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jan 20 @ 10:41 AM EST
    Good morning, #LeadLAP crew! Jumping in from 30,000 feet on my way to the west coast! So glad you are here! Big shout out to Matt and Alice for leading us!
  • apadalino Jan 20 @ 10:41 AM EST
    A2 I remember people asking me if my parents make me do all the homework every night. I just wanted to do well, but it hurt social relationships to keep up. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • justaddison Jan 20 @ 10:41 AM EST
    Meant to say THEN it was a waste of my time. The point being I try to be very conscious of the time I’m asking of my students because too often it felt like my teachers never did. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @alicekeeler
  • TechieTeachOtt Jan 20 @ 10:41 AM EST
    It's brutal this year! My whole family was down with it over winter break! (despite all of us having the flu shot!) #LeadLAP
    In reply to @abney45
  • abney45 Jan 20 @ 10:41 AM EST
    A1: I did very little of my assigned homework until I was a senior in HS. The HW I did do was English, which I was good at, so it was easy. Math? Meh. #LeadLAP
  • Rdene915 Jan 20 @ 10:41 AM EST
    A2 love of learning comes from having choices and doing authentic tasks which are meaningful, more motivation with choice #LeadLAP
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • bmilla84 Jan 20 @ 10:41 AM EST
    A1: I remember arguing w/ my mom because “she didn’t know what she was talking about” when she tried to help me as a kid! Of course, I was wrong but it was high stress times back then! #LeadLAP
  • herrplatt Jan 20 @ 10:41 AM EST
    A1.2: I kept HW in class for initial teaching years because “that’s what I knew.” #leadlap #ditchhw
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 20 @ 10:41 AM EST
    A2: Something to think about from @jmattmiller and @alicekeeler #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • 205mjacobson Jan 20 @ 10:41 AM EST
    A1: Do the min to get by. Average was good enough. It was important to teachers, not to me. #LeadLAP
  • burgessdave Jan 20 @ 10:41 AM EST
    A1: Most of the homework i received as a student was of the busywork variety...except for reading. I vowed to never send busywork home! #LeadLAP #tlap
  • AnBoe65 Jan 20 @ 10:41 AM EST
    A1: I still remember how stressed I was when I didn't know what exactly the teacher expected me to do with my homework. And there was no one I could ask #leadLAP
  • sheehyrw Jan 20 @ 10:41 AM EST
    A2. We must take content and make it exciting for Ss. The love of education is huge in creating life long learners. Homework does not have to be negative always, but it is how it is structured. Is it useful/purposeful? Do your Ss know? #leadlap
  • CyndiWms5 Jan 20 @ 10:41 AM EST
    We should always self-reflect for what is best for kids in all our practices. Love this by @gcouros https://t.co/SC8sS2vkUP #leadlap
  • Rdene915 Jan 20 @ 10:42 AM EST
    Me too, I thought I had to #LeadLAP
    In reply to @jmattmiller
  • jmattmiller Jan 20 @ 10:42 AM EST
    Why ditch homework? Here are some of the issues that drove @alicekeeler and I to write the #DitchHW book. #LeadLAP #DitchHW @alicekeeler @burgess_shelley @bethhouf
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:42 AM EST
    My sister and I would trade Math and English HW. I did her math, she did my English. #LeadLAP #DitchHW
    In reply to @abney45
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 20 @ 10:42 AM EST
    Well said, Rachelle. #LeadLAP #DitchHW
    • Rdene915 Jan 20 @ 10:41 AM EST
      A2 love of learning comes from having choices and doing authentic tasks which are meaningful, more motivation with choice #LeadLAP
      In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • martianteacher Jan 20 @ 10:42 AM EST
    A2: It so very crucial to build a love of learning for ALL students. Homework can KILL that love, or it can continue to build excitement for their love of learning. Homework should be a confidence booster, an extension of learning #leadlap
  • SEANJFAHEY Jan 20 @ 10:42 AM EST
    The only HW assignment I remember were the unordinary ones. Making authentic Native American items, cooking a recipe from colonial America, etc. #LeadLAP #ditchhw
    • The_Groffice Jan 20 @ 10:40 AM EST
      A1: I cannot remember a single homework assignment. I was a rule follower so I’m sure I did it all, but can’t recall homework routines, assignments, or take aways. Just realizing this and it says a lot now. #leadlap
  • betweenmargins Jan 20 @ 10:42 AM EST
    A2: If kids love what they are doing in school - they will do more of it at home on their own. HW prevents them from having that ability. If my kids LOVE their books - they'll read. HW is a teacher crutch for not getting kids engaged/empowered! #leadlap #DitchHW
  • nankr1120 Jan 20 @ 10:42 AM EST
    A1: TIME I will never get back. Not to mention if I didn’t understand it my slate was never clean for the next day. Stressful! Lonely. Time away from life. I #DITCHHW FOR Ss to give them valued time relevant to them #LeadLAP #Nan3EDU
  • TechieTeachOtt Jan 20 @ 10:42 AM EST
    When homework is given, I think the weekly packet approach is a good one. Students are often involved in so many different activities, sometimes they literally do not have time to do a daily homework assignment. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @SusanDenton27
  • abney45 Jan 20 @ 10:42 AM EST
    We got it also, but it didn't help. I got Tamiflu early enough for it to help. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @TechieTeachOtt
  • 47_matthew Jan 20 @ 10:42 AM EST
    A1 Memories of arguments about Math HW. Can’t remember anything else for HW, says something about the effectiveness of HW. #LeadLap
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:42 AM EST
    That was why I gave HW also. Honestly, no one told me to. I was just used to it. #LeadLAP #ditchhw
    In reply to @herrplatt, @jmattmiller, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • MrsDobrowClass Jan 20 @ 10:42 AM EST
    A2: Ss need to love learning to really get anything out of it. They hate hw so why make them hate learning. #LeadLAP #ditchhw
  • BeckettHaight Jan 20 @ 10:42 AM EST
    Q2: Reminds me of the quote about doing the system so you can learn it and change it. Ss don't have to love it, but they have to learn to be adept at #LeadLAP
  • wyowayne68 Jan 20 @ 10:42 AM EST
    #leadlap That would be fun homework. Cook dinner for your mom and dad.
    • tishrich Jan 20 @ 10:38 AM EST
      A1: Dreaded it and often needed help that I wasn’t able to get at home which left me frustrated. I haven’t ever given homework, but Culinary isn’t a subject you generally would. #ditchhw #leadlap
  • ProfeStolle Jan 20 @ 10:42 AM EST
    Growing up, homework was just one of those things I had to do. I didn't love it and I didn't generally hate it (unless it was too much, was unclear, or kept me from doing something I loved) #LEADlap #ditchHW
  • BobbieFrench Jan 20 @ 10:42 AM EST
    There are so many opportunities for kids to learn what they want. We need to foster that love and desire to learn and not load on the must do’s for hmwk because Ts think they need to assign something to do better ways to reinforce and practice skills. #ditchHW #LeadLAP
  • MarianaGSerrato Jan 20 @ 10:42 AM EST
    A2: There's no "love" in doing things you do not want to do. I'd rather Ss find something they like and do it because they want to than assign HW that they won't do, or even worse the parent will do for the child. #ditchhw #leadlap
  • mrs_ryan_fifth Jan 20 @ 10:42 AM EST
    EVERYTHING! I do find that some students want that extra practice at home because they love learning. But... if i give them extra practice, I must make time to check it. Practicing incorrectly is worse than not doing it at all. #LeadLAP #DitchHW
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • Stella_Pollard Jan 20 @ 10:42 AM EST
    A2: If students do not love what they’re learning, they cannot be connected. If they’re not connected, they’re not learning for a long term. If Ss don’t enjoy learning, they’re less likely to be life long learners and will just “quit”. HW stresses kids. #LeadLAP
  • jmattmiller Jan 20 @ 10:42 AM EST
    Ah, the reading though! That's the ONE thing research shows has a clear positive effect on kids -- independent reading at home. #LeadLAP
    • burgessdave Jan 20 @ 10:41 AM EST
      A1: Most of the homework i received as a student was of the busywork variety...except for reading. I vowed to never send busywork home! #LeadLAP #tlap
  • DonnaGoetz1 Jan 20 @ 10:42 AM EST
    It’s everything. I have spent half a year rekindling this and have finally broken through. I love when HS juniors run up to me to tell me how many pages they read that day in their pleasure reading books. #ditchhw #LeadLAP
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • ladylanguage411 Jan 20 @ 10:42 AM EST
    A1: honestly, I can't rmbr getting a lot of HW as a student. College was dffrnt. Tons of reading assignments. Impact now: my Ss get HW to reinforce their learning - usually electronically. #ditchHW #ditch# #LEADlap
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • mandyeellis Jan 20 @ 10:42 AM EST
    A1: I is literally listed as a "chore" on our family checklist for my daughter. She checks it off like she checks off making her bed, cleaning her bathroom and brushing her teeth #leadlap #ditchhw
  • LindaEdwardsi Jan 20 @ 10:42 AM EST
    A2 I’ve certainly observed when an assignment is engaging they don’t want to stop! They want to stay for recess & lunch 😀#leadlap
  • RogerGurganus Jan 20 @ 10:43 AM EST
    A2: We need to make learning beautiful so students will fall in love with it. Personally, I never fell in love with anything that frustrated me and made me feel incompetent... That’s what homework made me feel... #LeadLAP
  • coacheagan Jan 20 @ 10:43 AM EST
    A2: students’ love of learning is critical- as humans, we throw ourselves into what we love and avoid what we don’t! I always loved passion projects and genius hour and project-based learning bc Ss were so engaged in learning #DitchHW #leadlap
  • mr_hayes Jan 20 @ 10:43 AM EST
    A1: When I started working in inclusion math classes my 3rd year teaching, the idea of giving homework was just understood to be the best way to help the Ss. #LeadLAP
  • abney45 Jan 20 @ 10:43 AM EST
    My friends and I would pool our work right before class started. Same idea. Lol #LeadLAP
    In reply to @alicekeeler
  • MrHennigar Jan 20 @ 10:43 AM EST
    A2: Currently I am required to give homework, so I always offer choice of activities and topics over the week to allow students to follow their own creative interests. I have even added 90 minutes of play outside as an option for homework! #ditchHW #leadlap
  • emilyfranESL Jan 20 @ 10:43 AM EST
    @jmattmiller speaks Spanish?!? 😮 awesomeness #leadLAP
  • Kathie042500 Jan 20 @ 10:43 AM EST
    Hello! 5th grade elementary teacher from NY joining in! #LEADlap #ditchHW
    In reply to @alicekeeler
  • joerobison907 Jan 20 @ 10:43 AM EST
    A2. "love of learning" is the goal, and anything that is a barrier to this... whether homework or worksheet, should be re-considered #LeadLAP
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:43 AM EST
    I travel quite a bit and it is not unusual to be at a friends house and witness parents arguing with their kid about HW #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • KenWallace207 Jan 20 @ 10:43 AM EST
    A2: The human brain loves to solve. We are wired to do it. To succeed schools need to be more about honoring student questions than focusing on answers siri can give them in 5 secs. #LeadLap
  • MrsLedford6Eng Jan 20 @ 10:43 AM EST
    A1: I struggled so much with the 20+ math problems a night that I would be on the phone with my friend for at least an hour! She was my lifeline! It makes me constantly question the "why?" #leadlap
  • jefferson_first Jan 20 @ 10:43 AM EST
    A2 I want Ss to love what we’re doing so they stay engaged. HW can break that love...unnecessary HW can cause resentment. #ditchhw #LeadLAP
  • nick_schumacher Jan 20 @ 10:43 AM EST
    This is what many educators did and still do. Unfortunately, many parents/board members still believe homework teaches "real life skills". #leadlap
    • herrplatt Jan 20 @ 10:41 AM EST
      A1.2: I kept HW in class for initial teaching years because “that’s what I knew.” #leadlap #ditchhw
      In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • cynthiabruno Jan 20 @ 10:43 AM EST
    A2: LOVE of learning is everything in education. Our goal is to get kids to love learning, esp in this day in time. If Ss see HW as a chore it will not ignite a passion so why do it? #LeadLAP
  • gwena_walker Jan 20 @ 10:43 AM EST
    #LeadLAP #LeadLAP A2: Love of learning is crucial. Students are engaged and buy in, this creates ownership. Students today are too busy with athletics for too much HW. Too much homework can cause students to resent school which can negatively affect their love for learning.
  • BeckettHaight Jan 20 @ 10:43 AM EST
    Q2: HW that doesn't make a clear link to Ss growth can bring down Ss moral #leadlap
  • SusanDenton27 Jan 20 @ 10:43 AM EST
    #LEADlap #ditchHW If Hw is seen as busy work or frustrating for kiddos, they will develop aversion to learning on their own. When students have voice and choice they enjoy learning-just as adults do.
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • wyowayne68 Jan 20 @ 10:43 AM EST
    #leadlap not a fun situation for parents.
    • bmilla84 Jan 20 @ 10:41 AM EST
      A1: I remember arguing w/ my mom because “she didn’t know what she was talking about” when she tried to help me as a kid! Of course, I was wrong but it was high stress times back then! #LeadLAP
  • teach_mader Jan 20 @ 10:43 AM EST
    I have no recollection of homework in elementary school. After school, it was time to play and imagine. Minimal homework...trying to move away from it entirely. #LeadLap #DitchHW
  • MrsAsztalos Jan 20 @ 10:43 AM EST
    A2 Ss need to know that learning is a means not an end. I make a promise to my students that I will never assign them to do something that does not have value and importance. We build the trust first #DitchHW #leadLAP
  • staci_erickson2 Jan 20 @ 10:44 AM EST
    I’m late but I’m here! I’m an AP but soon to be 8th grade US history teacher!!! So excited to teach again!!! I can’t wait to learn about today’s topic! #leadlap
  • GLSSuperFalcon Jan 20 @ 10:44 AM EST
    @GLSSuperFalcon checking in from Ohio! #LeadLAP
  • PapaBacher Jan 20 @ 10:44 AM EST
    A2: The curriculum we teach must be culturally relevant to our students. As a former music teacher, I would always hook students with Beyoncé and teach them about Bach. Start with what they know and love! #ditchhw #LeadLap
  • MrsShadish Jan 20 @ 10:44 AM EST
    A2: love of learning is priceless; without it, curiosity and motivation decline; homework negatively impacts love of learning, especially in those critical early years where fostering that love is essential #LeadLap
  • jmattmiller Jan 20 @ 10:44 AM EST
    We hear this a LOT! Kids often do the HW they're good at and avoid/struggle with the HW they don't do well at. Means the good get better and the strugglers ... struggle. #LeadLAP
    • abney45 Jan 20 @ 10:41 AM EST
      A1: I did very little of my assigned homework until I was a senior in HS. The HW I did do was English, which I was good at, so it was easy. Math? Meh. #LeadLAP
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:44 AM EST
    I'm a supporter of having a list of challenges and extensions that are optional. The best compliment is when they WANT to keep learning #LeadLAP #DitchHW
    In reply to @mrs_ryan_fifth, @jmattmiller, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • ReedTrisha1 Jan 20 @ 10:44 AM EST
    A2: Student love of learning is key to life success and growth. Fifty math problems of the same skill for HW will extinguish that love of learning prettty quickly. #leadLAP
  • HartofLearning Jan 20 @ 10:44 AM EST
    A2: Student love of learning is very important in education. Students who love learning will continue to do so whether or not I assign homework. #LeadLAP
  • 205mjacobson Jan 20 @ 10:44 AM EST
    A2: it should be paramount, but senseless homework that is more about compliance than relevant learning blocks that. #LeadLAP
  • GLSSuperFalcon Jan 20 @ 10:44 AM EST
    Yes! #LeadLAP
    • joerobison907 Jan 20 @ 10:43 AM EST
      A2. "love of learning" is the goal, and anything that is a barrier to this... whether homework or worksheet, should be re-considered #LeadLAP
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:44 AM EST
    We know it happens, parents do it for them. #LeadLAP #DitchHW
    In reply to @MarianaGSerrato
  • theed_ucator Jan 20 @ 10:44 AM EST
    The idea of ‘ditching homework’ is awful. Well set homework tasks that involve spaced retrieval could be immensely beneficial to the students. Shouldn’t allow own experiences to completely cloud perspective as an educator #LeadLAP
  • jonbartelt Jan 20 @ 10:44 AM EST
    A2: Students will only engage in work that they find interesting, but many of them will comply with those activities that don't quite fit, like many homework assignments. #LeadLAP
  • bethhill2829 Jan 20 @ 10:44 AM EST
    A2: Our goal is for kids to become obsessed with learning, so they continue to do it when they leave us. Homework can harm the family dynamic and cause strain between teacher and student. It negates our purpose. #leadlap #ditchHW
  • rrwilliams512 Jan 20 @ 10:44 AM EST
    A2. I think there can be outside work assigned that fuels a love of learning rather than mindless worksheets or busy work. #leadlap
  • rokstar19 Jan 20 @ 10:44 AM EST
    7 hours a day is enough, adding a few more hours of that will not create a love for anything. Besides kids need time just being kids. #LeadLAP
  • SueTonnesen Jan 20 @ 10:44 AM EST
    A2: Students must love learning! Engagement through hooks and knowing what makes them passionate will make for great learning...and purpose...working toward something as a class or individual is key #leadlap #ditchhw
  • J_Loetzerich Jan 20 @ 10:44 AM EST
    A2: If students are forced to do hours of mindless and mindnumbing HW it really has the potential to kill the whole love of learning #leadlap
  • SEANJFAHEY Jan 20 @ 10:45 AM EST
    A2 if students are just “renters” they don’t invest into their learning like a T or a P might. Half the battle for any lesson is getting Ss excited & egar to learn #ditchhw #LeadLAP
  • jmattmiller Jan 20 @ 10:45 AM EST
    Q3: How can teachers/schools be more efficient and effective so we reduce our need for homework? (Spoiler: This is the focus of the rest of the chat!) #LeadLAP #DItchHW @alicekeeler @burgess_shelley @bethhouf
  • mr_hayes Jan 20 @ 10:45 AM EST
    Same with me. I struggled to get my hmwrk done and take care of my bedridden mom. It made for several stressful nights. #leadlap
    In reply to @nankr1120
  • HillMrispo Jan 20 @ 10:45 AM EST
    #LeadLAP homework should be to reinforce concepts that were learned. I only give short assignments 2-3 times a week.
  • tishrich Jan 20 @ 10:45 AM EST
    A2: passionate about creating an environment where Ss ❤️ to learn. Anything given to them to do out of class I call a “culinary mission” or adventure quest” and it is optional with lots of choice involved” #leadlap #ditchhw
  • 123MsSmith456 Jan 20 @ 10:45 AM EST
    A2 Love of learning is connected to desire and effort. Ss need desire and effort to be successful. Homework will get in the way of that for many Ss as will many other things Ts often do. #Leadlap
  • joerobison907 Jan 20 @ 10:45 AM EST
    The dreaded "homework grade"... still undefined for all these years... is a quick killer of a kid's passion to learn #LeadLAP
  • coacheagan Jan 20 @ 10:45 AM EST
    A2b: sitting at home often by yourself and doing worksheets or other such homework is loved by Ss said no one #DitchHW #leadlap
  • RogerGurganus Jan 20 @ 10:45 AM EST
    A2: picture A: how learning looked to me at School and picture B: how learning looked by myself in my room at home doing homework #LeadLAP
  • nankr1120 Jan 20 @ 10:45 AM EST
    A2: Loving Learning is KEY! Without it we just do to do. Homework can suck the life right out of learning for many! My own children could have felt the burden and loss of love 😢 #LeadLAP #Nan3EDU
  • pearse_margie Jan 20 @ 10:45 AM EST
    #LeadLAP A2. Ss need to enjoy learning in order to begin to see it as important. Keeping that in mind when "assigning" HW is important. We want Ss to play to actively pursue learning - HW included. Here's a HW idea that really worked for my Ss https://t.co/N2YRjdgymz
  • techamys Jan 20 @ 10:45 AM EST
    So much of what I did my first few years as a teacher was because “that’s how it has always been done”. So thankful that I’ve grown and evolved, and will continue to do so, in this profession!! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @jmattmiller
  • BobbieFrench Jan 20 @ 10:45 AM EST
    I had a fellow 2nd gr T who never gave her Ss hmwk and I thought she was crazy back then and now I realize she was a pioneer! She had happier Ss than I did and not many P complaints 😀 #ditchHW #LeadLAP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 20 @ 10:45 AM EST
    Q3 has arrived... #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • TheStephenKeys Jan 20 @ 10:45 AM EST
    A1. I hated homework when I was in school. The only one I did was practice my instrument. That why I became a band director and not a "real teacher" #leadlap
  • literacynbeyond Jan 20 @ 10:45 AM EST
    #leadlap #ditchHW
    • literacynbeyond Jan 20 @ 10:43 AM EST
      A2 YES! I completely believe this! Esp if you pick up your child from aftercare and then you have to wrestle with dinner and the kid and the HW...
  • SteinbrinkLaura Jan 20 @ 10:45 AM EST
    A2: Love of learning not only comes from passions of S but T too. Authentic audiences, real life brought to subject can light up a S. #LeadLAP
  • wyowayne68 Jan 20 @ 10:45 AM EST
    a2) #leadlap :( My son loves to learn. Hates school. AP courses hours of HW. He is excited to be done and head to college. 1/2
  • CyndiWms5 Jan 20 @ 10:45 AM EST
    A2: Authentic homework involves meaningful work -- how can this help me? what is the purpose? what is our end goal -- student learning? #LeadLAP
  • marcihouseman Jan 20 @ 10:45 AM EST
    Jumping into #LeadLAP this morning to say hi!! I can't stay but wanted to quickly connect! Thanks to @alicekeeler and @jmattmiller for leading an important discussion about homework!
  • dianepeterson01 Jan 20 @ 10:45 AM EST
    #LeadLAP A1: sometimes felt like busy work. Important to really consider amount/need/value of hw & what it looks like.
  • MrKaplansKlass Jan 20 @ 10:46 AM EST
    A2: If Ss love what they’re doing, they approach it with zeal/determination. Its our job to foster that love as much as possible! Assigning repetitive HW can make that love deteriorate; pointing students towards fascinating resources outside of classtime can fuel it! #LeadLAP
  • jmattmiller Jan 20 @ 10:46 AM EST
    Hey Sean! Ohh, the renters analogy ... You know I love that one! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @SEANJFAHEY
  • abney45 Jan 20 @ 10:46 AM EST
    A2: If the goal is student learning, why would we deliberately do thing that do not help students reach that goal? #LeadLAP
  • MrsAshleyBFort Jan 20 @ 10:46 AM EST
    A2 S love of learning is so important!! If they love it they will value it. HW creates division @ home btween Ps & Ss and incorrectly practicing skills that Ss didn't understand in class. How is that inspiring a love of learning? #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • renathunderhawk Jan 20 @ 10:46 AM EST
    A2: Want to instill a ❤️ of learning in ALL Ss. HW can be stifling and a time waster for Ss who have to complete and Ts who grade!#LeadLAP #DitchHW #ssdpride #warriorscreate #JoinTogetherJanuary
  • herrplatt Jan 20 @ 10:46 AM EST
    A2: HW can kill love of learning (if it’s not meaningful & engaging.) #leadlap #ditchhw
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • TechieTeachOtt Jan 20 @ 10:46 AM EST
    A2 Student love of learning is the goal of school, in my opinion. We haven't done our job if we don't graduate curious, engaged, lovers of learning from K12 education. Most HW is detrimental to this. It becomes more about checking the "turned in" box than learning. #leadlap
  • staci_erickson2 Jan 20 @ 10:46 AM EST
    A3-Be intentional about what you teach. Don’t waste your time in class. Teach Bell to Bell. Teach in a way where it sticks with kids #leadlap
  • bethhill2829 Jan 20 @ 10:46 AM EST
    A3: Last week my son had the flu. All of his teachers placed their notes, videos, etc. into Google Classroom so he could stay current. They flipped their class for him. THAT is powerful. #leadlap #ditchHW @TanyaSpillane
  • Toups_J Jan 20 @ 10:46 AM EST
    #LeadLAP Jerry Toups HS Math Tr from the Houston TX Area. Been teaching my Ss to #AlwaysBelieve since 1990.
  • emilyfranESL Jan 20 @ 10:46 AM EST
    A2: Love for learning NEEDS to be ignited in schools and carried on home but not necessarily HW. Activities that engage the whole family could continue the ❤️ for learning #leadLAP
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:46 AM EST
    Associations matter. Are we giving students positive associations with our subject matter? #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • mandyeellis Jan 20 @ 10:46 AM EST
    A2: We need to ensure students love learning at school before we do anything else. Building a love of learning won't happen at home without sparking that curiosity and wonder in the school setting as well. #ditchhw #leadlap
  • Stella_Pollard Jan 20 @ 10:46 AM EST
    A3: By using time wisely! Getting rid of the 20ish minutes of going OVER the homework is a start. #ditchhw #leadlap
  • drmcclard Jan 20 @ 10:46 AM EST
    A2 when you think big picture, HUGE! Our goal is to create life long learners. The majority of homework is received with a chorus of moans. #LeadLAP
  • Mrstracey_5thgr Jan 20 @ 10:46 AM EST
    A1: homework was a chance to practice the math I didn’t understand 20 more struggling and often wrong times. Making fixing my misconceptionseven harder. #LeadLAP
  • jmattmiller Jan 20 @ 10:46 AM EST
    Yes ... We think we are helping but the negative counteracts any positive! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @bethhill2829
  • wyowayne68 Jan 20 @ 10:46 AM EST
    a2) #leadlap Dad if I can show I know what I am doing with a couple problems & will take my score on the test...why 40? I don't know...good question. 2/2
  • nankr1120 Jan 20 @ 10:46 AM EST
    Ahhhh... Ts lose focus on the whole child... when a child gives 7+ hours to learning they must balance that with their own world to live in. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @mr_hayes
  • The_Groffice Jan 20 @ 10:46 AM EST
    A2: Love of learning and positive memory making related to learning is number 1. Traditional homework kills both of those goals unless there’s an opportunity for creativity and voice.#ditchHW #LeadLAP
  • rokstar19 Jan 20 @ 10:46 AM EST
    A3 using our time in class more wisely. Do more projects make your lessons more engaging. Kids listen better when they trust you and feel safe. #LeadLAP
  • betweenmargins Jan 20 @ 10:46 AM EST
    A3 At my school specifically, I know staff believes HW will prepare kids for future demands and help catch them up. I think it's creating ptnships with parents to help them find meaningful ways to support learning at home. #leadlap #DitchHW
  • GLSSuperFalcon Jan 20 @ 10:46 AM EST
    Most of my relevant homework could be completed within ten minutes at school, and after that the redundancy lost my interest. Still does.... #LeadLAP
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:47 AM EST
    “After being asked to learn for 8 hours a day, how can we expect a child to be able to go home and continue pushing their brains. We have to give them time to play and be children.” -Todd Nesloney #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • TechieTeachOtt Jan 20 @ 10:47 AM EST
    Us too! Went straight in to the doctor. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @abney45
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:47 AM EST
    YES! I think that is the goal. If they are doing it just for the test we are missing the point. #leadLAP #ditchHW
    In reply to @drmcclard
  • principledlady Jan 20 @ 10:47 AM EST
    A2: I believe the love of learning is tied to these things. Relevance, self efficacy and the level of passion for the work by teacher ( inspiration) and Student( interest) so important #leadlap
  • KLukawecky Jan 20 @ 10:47 AM EST
    Kristine, elementary teacher in Burlington, Ontario, joining in the discussion! #leadlap
  • justaddison Jan 20 @ 10:47 AM EST
    A2: Important to me? VERY! Important to the school or district? If it doesn’t involve an ACT score or scholarship money to measure it, not so much. homework is the safety valve that teachers use to ensure better metrics, not grow the love. #LeadLAP
  • MarianaGSerrato Jan 20 @ 10:47 AM EST
    A1: Just now, my Dd is sitting through 75+ precalc book "problems". She'll be at it for the next several hrs. Bored out of her mind. She either got it on the first one or she didn't, so why waste all those hrs! #ditchhw #leadlap
  • nick_schumacher Jan 20 @ 10:47 AM EST
    A3. Use HW for kids to practice skills they have already learned. You have already assessed their mastery...so why grade the students' practice? #leadlap
  • martianteacher Jan 20 @ 10:47 AM EST
    A3: We as educators should provide parents, and their students input on what homework should look like. The administrators should trust in the teachers ability to give homework that is efficient. Homework should not be a threat..but a promise of continued learning #leadlap
  • Rdene915 Jan 20 @ 10:47 AM EST
    A3 Time to collaborate, discuss options for enhancing Ss choices in the classroom and connecting our content, cross curricular or offering choices thru #pbl #LeadLAP
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • mr_hayes Jan 20 @ 10:47 AM EST
    A2: Ss love of learning is SO important, but often the first to get ignored because we have tests and standards to deal with. Hmwrk regularly kills that love of learning. #LeadLAP
  • SusanDenton27 Jan 20 @ 10:47 AM EST
    A3 #LEADlap #DitchHW We know deep learning takes time and repetition, and the brain seeks novelty. Make an engaging & collaborative learning day for Ss then let the brain rest. It is a muscle! Review and move on next day.
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • SEANJFAHEY Jan 20 @ 10:47 AM EST
    A2 a major difference in why Ss might not love Learning is the tradition structure of school. I’m loving & keep reminding myself of this blog post by @gcouros https://t.co/oNcoNVH0Qr #LeadLAP
  • Stella_Pollard Jan 20 @ 10:47 AM EST
    A3: Stop talking so much at your kids! Let them learn! #leadlap #ditchhw
  • DonnaGoetz1 Jan 20 @ 10:47 AM EST
    Coordination from the top down. The other teachers at my school still don’t get it. Even when they hear kids talk to me about how excited they are with what we are doing in class.#ditchhw #LeadLAP
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • latoyadixon5 Jan 20 @ 10:47 AM EST
    Another excerpt from my soon to be released book: Burned out. Beaten Up. Fighting Back! A Call To Action for America’s Public Educators. More information on how to pre-order coming soon! #leadupchat #leadlap #EduGladiators #WeLeadEd
  • RogerGurganus Jan 20 @ 10:47 AM EST
    A3: we can do that my making every moment of the day meaningful and intentional. Think outside the box and make sure you are putting your attention on what truly needs it. #LeadLAP
  • CanAllSucceed Jan 20 @ 10:47 AM EST
    Q3: Ss can show mastery of a concept in 3 math problems. No need for 30 #leadlap #bendingED
  • HartofLearning Jan 20 @ 10:47 AM EST
    I would love to find a teacher to team with like that. They could teach ELA and Social Studies and I would teach math, science and tech. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @alicekeeler, @abney45
  • RIsaacRivas Jan 20 @ 10:47 AM EST
    A1: HW was a necessary anxiety-inducing evil made me resent school. I never wanted any of my Ss to feel that overwhelming anxiety as they entered our classroom door. #LeadLAP
  • BobbieFrench Jan 20 @ 10:47 AM EST
    A3- use more exit tickets and strategies for practice and check of skills. Provide choice for work to be done at home if needed. We have Learning menus for younger grades and they are optional. Kids like to do them. No pressure. #ditchHW #LeadLAP
  • jmattmiller Jan 20 @ 10:48 AM EST
    6 opportunities to increase classroom efficiency from #DitchHW book (Amazon: https://t.co/8E0V8x1nRY) #LeadLAP #DitchHW @alicekeeler @burgess_shelley @bethhouf
  • burgessdave Jan 20 @ 10:48 AM EST
    A2: Always focus on powerful learning experiences FIRST...then unleash self-motivated kids into the gift shop of resources, challenges, and places they can go FURTHER if they so desire. https://t.co/ieIFSG27Dq #LeadLAP #tlap
  • joerobison907 Jan 20 @ 10:48 AM EST
    A3. School vision is important. What's important to your school and what do you want to impart? Does assigning homework frequently line up with that? #LeadLAP
  • wyowayne68 Jan 20 @ 10:48 AM EST
    #leadlap I think that is why I had trouble...many times... noncompliant.
  • drjonesie17 Jan 20 @ 10:48 AM EST
    A2: Without a love of learning Ss disconnect from school & learning isn’t relevant to them. We need our Ss to be excited each day! #LeadLAP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 20 @ 10:48 AM EST
    A3: Part of it is rethinking the time we spend in our classrooms. How do we engage students from the moment they walk in the door and keep them that way until they leave us. #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • sdtitmas Jan 20 @ 10:48 AM EST
    Jumping into #LeadLAP for a few minutes! Hey everyone 👋
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:48 AM EST
    TIP: Keep the hashtag on your clipboard to easily add to each tweet #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • MrsAsztalos Jan 20 @ 10:48 AM EST
    A3 Step 1 I think is to take a critical look at your curriculum and really think about what students NEED to know. If you assign HW, it should be do important that it is worth the extra time. Also think Can it be combined with something else in class? #ditchHW #LeadLAP
  • MrsLedford6Eng Jan 20 @ 10:48 AM EST
    A2: It is important to lead students to the fire learning cannot ignite within them! It is also vital that we model that passion! The force of homework piles tends to drain the passion and put out the fire! #leadlap
  • CyndiWms5 Jan 20 @ 10:48 AM EST
    Meaningful = caring for others through a community service writing project! #leadlap #pclearn @WSroufe
  • herrplatt Jan 20 @ 10:48 AM EST
    A2.2: I’ve seen motivation killed & stress skyrocket because of HW. Kids focus more on the grade & shame of not doing it #leadlap #ditchhw
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • PerkyScience Jan 20 @ 10:48 AM EST
    A3 it makes a big diff to know what they already know. Teaching something they already have is a waste of time for everyone. #leadlap
  • PapaBacher Jan 20 @ 10:48 AM EST
    A3: As administrators we need to use the time we have in school to really unpack the curriculum we have. We need to meet students where they are and take them where they need to be through learning that takes care of their needs. #ditchhw #LeadLAP
  • jonbartelt Jan 20 @ 10:48 AM EST
    A3: Focus on building up activities during class time and send video content related to the activity home #LeadLap
  • MrKaplansKlass Jan 20 @ 10:48 AM EST
    A2 cont: The goal is not to FORCE students to pursue educational interests outside classtime; the goal is to intrigue them enough to make them WANT to learn more outside of school on their own terms. #LeadLAP
  • ReedTrisha1 Jan 20 @ 10:48 AM EST
    Q3: The HW needs to be meaningful and able to be done independently. It needs to encourage practice but not exhaustion of a subject or skill. If I can add fractions successfully in 5 problems, why do I need to do 15 more? All Ss should be encouraged to read nightly! #leadLAP
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:48 AM EST
    This was huge for me. When I stopped having to go over, hassle over, call parents about... I had so much more time to do things that have a bigger impact on learning. #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • wyowayne68 Jan 20 @ 10:48 AM EST
    #leadlap such an easy way to make it fun!
    • tishrich Jan 20 @ 10:47 AM EST
      I create culinary missions where that is an option! “Mission” sounds way more fun than homework.
      In reply to @wyowayne68
  • drmcclard Jan 20 @ 10:48 AM EST
    A3 we can automate the low level stuff and have tech grade while making feedback easier. Listened to @jcorippo on this podcast and it is worth a listen: https://t.co/k4gaC941bu #LeadLAP
  • JanetPlanet20 Jan 20 @ 10:48 AM EST
    A2: S love of learning is immensely important! Ss need to be engaged in their learning & HW is rarely engaging. No one wants to go home after 6-7 hours at work & do more work, so why do that to S? That's a sure fire way to kill kid's natural curiousity & desire to learn #LeadLAP
  • TechieTeachOtt Jan 20 @ 10:48 AM EST
    A3 I think there is so much dead time and excess repetition in schools right now! I am a huge fan of a Mastery learning approach that is S paced. Don't hold Ss back from learning when they know the content and don't rush Ss through when they don't! #masterychat #leadlap
  • staci_erickson2 Jan 20 @ 10:48 AM EST
    A2- homework was a waste. I never graded it because I couldn’t guarantee Ss were doing the work and not someone else. It caused more arguments and headaches than it was worth. HW sucks. I stopped giving it and my state scores actually went up! #leadlap
  • apadalino Jan 20 @ 10:48 AM EST
    A2: I think loving to learn is key. According to The Hattie rankings, homework has little impact. #LeadLAP
  • Toups_J Jan 20 @ 10:48 AM EST
    #LeadLAP A1 When I was a St homework was something that came with school. I was able to finish most of my homework during my study hall period. In some classes, the extra repetition found in hw helped. HW SHOULD NOT BE BUSY WORK!
  • bmilla84 Jan 20 @ 10:48 AM EST
    A2: Goal is to develop a lifelong LOVe of learning!! If Ss have opportunities to explore & extend learning it could have great potential! If goal of HW is drill & kill practice w/ no purpose, it can hinder a Ss ❤️! #LeadLAP #ditchHW
  • mandyeellis Jan 20 @ 10:48 AM EST
    a3: Tech has opened the doors to collect student learning data and accelerate learning in individualized and differentiated modalities. We need to use it effectively so that we can engage and empower learners during the time we have them #ditchhw #leadlap
  • Howells_Owls Jan 20 @ 10:49 AM EST
    A3. Do engaging work IN school. Give Ss opportunities to collaborate, develop passion and curiosity, with guidance available. Make the classroom about the Ss, not about the T as gatekeeper of knowledge. #leadlap #ditchHW
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 20 @ 10:49 AM EST
    Love this, Matt! #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • SEANJFAHEY Jan 20 @ 10:49 AM EST
    Oh yeah! A great classic from #ditchbook 😉 #leadlap
    In reply to @jmattmiller
  • CanAllSucceed Jan 20 @ 10:49 AM EST
    Totally! The grade lasts a minute, the learning potential lasts forever. #leadLAP #bendingED
    In reply to @alicekeeler, @drmcclard
  • mrschilders314 Jan 20 @ 10:49 AM EST
    A1: I rarely had hw because I would get it done in class or in free time in other classes, but I didn’t see much value in it. Early teaching I gave lots, but I feel more efficient with my time now and we finish things in class more often than not. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • KamRenae Jan 20 @ 10:49 AM EST
    A3 teachers (and students) need to utilize every moment from bell to bell or should I say facilitate appropriate, worthwhile and memorable learning experiences from start to finish!! #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • BeckettHaight Jan 20 @ 10:49 AM EST
    Q3: Knowing the standards and then backwards planning is key. There are times where the day to do isn't connected to the assessments and that isn't efficient #LeadLAP
  • coacheagan Jan 20 @ 10:49 AM EST
    A3: make the work students are doing relevant—limit the number of items they work on—in math, they don’t need 20 problems, try 5-7 #DitchHW #leadlap
  • nankr1120 Jan 20 @ 10:49 AM EST
    A3: MAKE LEARNING RELEVANT! Go back to the WHY? #leadlap #Nan3EDU
  • TheStephenKeys Jan 20 @ 10:49 AM EST
    A3. Some subjects require practice. Band and Math come to mind. But why 50 problems a night? #leadlap
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:49 AM EST
    “I can see the fun and enjoyment of school leaving her on a nightly basis.” -Joe Rife, parent of Kindergartener #DitchHW #LeadLAP
  • KLukawecky Jan 20 @ 10:49 AM EST
    A1: I don't remember much homework prior to G5. However, in middle school I had tons of math hm every night, which I hated. I remember copying all of the Qs down in my notebk during class, so I wouldn't have to carry the heavy textbook home! #leadlap
  • sdtitmas Jan 20 @ 10:49 AM EST
    A3 Less direct instruction, more facilitation of learning! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • mrs_ryan_fifth Jan 20 @ 10:49 AM EST
    A3: Make every moment count. Goal oriented schools and classrooms. Strategic planning. Strong classroom management/routines. Relationships. #LeadLAP #DitchHW
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • emilyfranESL Jan 20 @ 10:49 AM EST
    💥 this!!! #Responsetoinstruction #leadLAP
    • MrsAsztalos Jan 20 @ 10:48 AM EST
      A3 Step 1 I think is to take a critical look at your curriculum and really think about what students NEED to know. If you assign HW, it should be do important that it is worth the extra time. Also think Can it be combined with something else in class? #ditchHW #LeadLAP
  • BobbieFrench Jan 20 @ 10:49 AM EST
    A3b. ENGAGE kids while in your room. They will work hard and get most out of your time when they can relax at home. Don’t cause more stress #ditchHW #LeadLAP
  • justaddison Jan 20 @ 10:49 AM EST
    A3: Do the work in class and recognize that students are meant to be learning, not just simply doing. The more we strive to improve our students abilities to learn and grow, the faster and more effective they will succeed. #LeadLAP
  • SteinbrinkLaura Jan 20 @ 10:49 AM EST
    A3: Time management in the classroom, S driven & clear intentional focus for lesson planning to maximize time for learning/doing/feedback. #LeadLAP
  • wyowayne68 Jan 20 @ 10:49 AM EST
    #leadlap Early stages of cooperative learning!
    • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:42 AM EST
      My sister and I would trade Math and English HW. I did her math, she did my English. #LeadLAP #DitchHW
      In reply to @abney45
  • mrsrobertsed Jan 20 @ 10:49 AM EST
    A3: Make HW the exception, not the rule. Establish good routines, maximize class time, #EDUProtocols #leadlap
  • The_Groffice Jan 20 @ 10:49 AM EST
    A3: Sense of urgency all day long. Just brought this up in my most recent staff newsletter. #LeadLAP
  • mr_hayes Jan 20 @ 10:49 AM EST
    When I tell my Ss my focus is on learning and not grades, they look at me like, “Yeah sure, but I live in the real world.” #leadlap
    In reply to @herrplatt, @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • Mrstracey_5thgr Jan 20 @ 10:50 AM EST
    A2: Joyful, engaged learning is number 1 in my world. Our homework is often a problem to have their parent work, or my fav 👀 over your notes and share them with someone.#LeadLAP
  • jmattmiller Jan 20 @ 10:50 AM EST
    Q4: Feedback is received slowly with traditional homework. How can we get students that feedback more efficiently/effectively, reducing our need for that homework? #LeadLAP #DItchHW @alicekeeler @burgess_shelley @bethhouf
  • GLSSuperFalcon Jan 20 @ 10:50 AM EST
    @GrahamSchools United Service Day is an annual Student-led k-12 experience that matters! #LeadLAP
  • dianepeterson01 Jan 20 @ 10:50 AM EST
    #LeadLAP A2 Homework can be a tear down of learning! Frustration, exhaustion, asking why. Negativity can plant itself for next day. Nooo!
  • KamRenae Jan 20 @ 10:50 AM EST
    A2 one negative experience can spoil the love for learning forever 😢 #DItchHW #LeadLAP
  • TechieTeachOtt Jan 20 @ 10:50 AM EST
    Personalized and individualized learning! Something not well supported by textbooks and scripted curriculum. I keep waiting and working for the day when we finally get rid of THOSE barriers to student learning! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @PapaBacher
  • MrsShadish Jan 20 @ 10:50 AM EST
    A3: guide students toward taking charge of their own learning through voice and choice #LeadLap
  • TheStephenKeys Jan 20 @ 10:50 AM EST
    A3. A student should not be on the verge of failing a class or grade because of homework. #leadlap
  • abney45 Jan 20 @ 10:50 AM EST
    A3: We have some teachers who are using Google Classroom to great effect. Several others are looking at their results saying, "Hmmmm..." Huge paradigm shift for folks. We'll get there. #LeadLAP
  • 123MsSmith456 Jan 20 @ 10:50 AM EST
    A3 If we can repurpose 5 minutes a day of a 180 school year, we reclaim 15 hours...Use time wisely & you won't need to take students' time at home. #leadlap
  • apadalino Jan 20 @ 10:50 AM EST
    I know I don’t love taking work home so why would our Ss #LeadLAP
    In reply to @JanetPlanet20
  • techamys Jan 20 @ 10:50 AM EST
    In the words of my good buddy, @ksissomedu, our kids should be leaving school each day, exhausted, because they’ve stretched their learning so much. So there is no need for homework! #LeadLAP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 20 @ 10:50 AM EST
    Q4 is up... #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • bethhill2829 Jan 20 @ 10:50 AM EST
    A3: I lead an elementary, and we do not assign blanket homework. We encourage family engagement through reading to, beside, and with kids, playing games to promote life skills/critical thinking, and send home math games. #leadlap #ditchHW
  • rokstar19 Jan 20 @ 10:50 AM EST
    Busy work to meet the needs of being status quo.... #leadlap
    In reply to @mrschilders314, @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • coacheagan Jan 20 @ 10:50 AM EST
    A3b: less teacher talk time and more student collaboration. Ts using their time wisely allows for more Ss time to learn in class #DitchHW #leadlap
  • MrsAshleyBFort Jan 20 @ 10:50 AM EST
    A3 Unpacking standards to figure out what is key for Ss to learning. Focus on that learning while at school. Suggest not require meaningful activities for Ps & Ss to engage in at home. #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:50 AM EST
    I have had so many parents tell me that the homework is making their kid hate school. This is not good! #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • mombrawleygirls Jan 20 @ 10:50 AM EST
    Q3: After hooking kids in class, I like the idea of using HW as exploration of their learning into new areas. Not practice ... authentic exploration from students. #LeadLAP #ditchHW
  • rrwilliams512 Jan 20 @ 10:50 AM EST
    A3. This isn't really an answer but related. How do we educate our parents who want more HW in order to prepare their kids for high school? #leadlap
  • 47_matthew Jan 20 @ 10:50 AM EST
    A2 Instilling that love is OUR JOB, more so than teaching content or anything else. Carefully thought out HW that encourages creativity can assist, but this can also be done in the classroom and that comes with more support. #LeadLap
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jan 20 @ 10:50 AM EST
    Q4 is UP! #leadlap #ditchHW
  • ProfeStolle Jan 20 @ 10:50 AM EST
    A2: I think that most Ss find school to be at least enjoyable. A benefit of school is that when you struggle, there are others there for support. With HW, you don't know if others are struggling and you may not have support. That can take the fun out of learning #LEADlap #ditchHW
  • J_Loetzerich Jan 20 @ 10:50 AM EST
    A3: learning targets, inquiry based learning, competency based lessons, #EDUProtocols #LeadLAP
  • cynthiabruno Jan 20 @ 10:50 AM EST
    A3: At the Elem level no one wants HW. Parents just want to know what kids are learning. How about ending the day with students summarizing their learning for the day? They’ll be prepared to tell parents what they’ve learned. ✅✅✅#LeadLAP
  • KristenDolen Jan 20 @ 10:50 AM EST
    A3: I’m currently reading “Lead Like a Pirate” by @burgess_shelley & @BethHouf The most recent thing I’ve written about is as an educator who follows Jesus, how often do I truly “weep” for what I see. https://t.co/jI7Kq6r4rt #leadupchat #LeadLAP
    • Leadupnow Jan 20 @ 9:54 AM EST
      Q3: As educators we have to be growing our reading and writing lives as well. What are you reading right now to push your own thinking and biases? What is something you've written about recently? #leadupchat
  • KamRenae Jan 20 @ 10:50 AM EST
    A1 I remember not having time or resources to complete as I was a farm kid outta town in a small rural community and had chores chores chores #DitchHW #LeadLAP
  • RIsaacRivas Jan 20 @ 10:50 AM EST
    A2: We must be provocative with our content to maintain student engagement. Traditionally structured HW practices disconnect students from the passion that only we can provide in the classroom. #LeadLAP
  • joerobison907 Jan 20 @ 10:51 AM EST
    A3. a healthy culture where relationships thrive, expectations are shared and met, and love of learning is cultivated will decrease the "need" for continual homework #LeadLAP
  • Stella_Pollard Jan 20 @ 10:51 AM EST
    A4: Without assigning 100000 things to grade, you have more time to effectively leave feedback for the assignments from class. You’re also there to leave verbal feedback. #leadlap #ditchhw
  • gwena_walker Jan 20 @ 10:51 AM EST
    #leadlap I am halfway through this great book!!
  • justaddison Jan 20 @ 10:51 AM EST
    I see what you did there. Clever! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @KamRenae
  • BeckettHaight Jan 20 @ 10:51 AM EST
    Definitley. Would you say that certain projects and activites can be a waste of time, or do Ss need some low effort/pressure assignments at times? #LeadLAP
    In reply to @staci_erickson2
  • CyndiWms5 Jan 20 @ 10:51 AM EST
    A4: Google Classroom is the ticket for all grade levels! #leadlap
  • WestoverAP Jan 20 @ 10:51 AM EST
    A1: Honestly, homework for me as a kid was a grueling task, as I was (and still am) driven be a motor! I’m always mindful of the need to move in order to learn so so many SS. #LeadLAP
  • PerkyScience Jan 20 @ 10:51 AM EST
    Embedding it makes a difference in 2 waysa. First it is more efficient and 2nd it creates mental connections so it is more effective. Double win! #LeadLAP #ditchhw
    In reply to @MrsAsztalos
  • KLukawecky Jan 20 @ 10:51 AM EST
    A2: The love of learning is essential! It is what creates lifelong learners who are self-motivated. As a S, I did enjoy open-ended projects in middle school and high school, which I voluntarily spent lots of extra time on at home. Choice was key! #leadlap
  • pearse_margie Jan 20 @ 10:51 AM EST
    #LeadLAP A3. I worry sometimes about the all or nothing stand on HW. I want to keep in mind one day our Ss may be college freshmen and I want to help them learn good healthy routines for independently doing assignments at home. I wonder, can assigning some HW help with that?
  • MrsLedford6Eng Jan 20 @ 10:51 AM EST
    #leadlap #ditchHW
    In reply to @nankr1120
  • MrsDobrowClass Jan 20 @ 10:51 AM EST
    A3 Ts will need to change their teaching style to check Ss more often in class and provide support. HW is not the answer to success. It brings frustration. #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • principledlady Jan 20 @ 10:51 AM EST
    A3: Stop talking! In many classrooms The Ts do the majority of the work. Shift the focus to Ss and let them grapple #leadlap #Ditch HW
  • 205mjacobson Jan 20 @ 10:51 AM EST
    A3: Huge fan of interdisciplinary units & projects that connect to real world. If it important enough for kids to do work beyond school, it should be relevant beyond school. #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • bmilla84 Jan 20 @ 10:51 AM EST
    A3: There needs to be reflective conversations on WHY we’re sending HW home. If it’s because we’ve always done it, then things need to change. #LeadLAP
  • MrKaplansKlass Jan 20 @ 10:51 AM EST
    A3: By making the most of every minute we have in the classroom. I have a deal with myself: if I work incredibly hard all day at school, I don’t bring work home with me. I make the same deal with my students! If we give it our all during class, there is no need for HW! #LeadLAP
  • TechieTeachOtt Jan 20 @ 10:51 AM EST
    Not only is it torture to make a student sit through and practice material they have already mastered, it is an epic waste of time! #LeadLAP #masterychat https://t.co/zCQHHCSTc3
    • PerkyScience Jan 20 @ 10:48 AM EST
      A3 it makes a big diff to know what they already know. Teaching something they already have is a waste of time for everyone. #leadlap
  • MarianaGSerrato Jan 20 @ 10:51 AM EST
    A3: By making sure our instructional minutes are used for teaching/learning. Project work is done in class and engaging enough that Ss "assign their own HW (if any) because they want to dive deeper. #ditchhw #leadlap
  • GLSSuperFalcon Jan 20 @ 10:51 AM EST
    A3: This! The USE of time,space, and place must happen to change schools! #LeadLAP
    • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 20 @ 10:48 AM EST
      A3: Part of it is rethinking the time we spend in our classrooms. How do we engage students from the moment they walk in the door and keep them that way until they leave us. #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • KFelicello Jan 20 @ 10:51 AM EST
    A2 Studies show kids progressively lose interest in school and find it increasingly boring . I believe HW and the conformity mindset we often have in our schools contriibutes to this. #LeadLAP
  • PapaBacher Jan 20 @ 10:51 AM EST
    And can you imagine a classroom where kids aren’t all the same age like a factory setting. Kids learn at different rates. Why not group them that way! #ditchhw #leadlap #TheFutureIsHere
    In reply to @TechieTeachOtt
  • 123MsSmith456 Jan 20 @ 10:51 AM EST
    A4 Limit the number of assignments to only meaningful activities. Be with Ss as they work so feedback can be immediate, formative, and ongoing. #leadlap
  • bethhill2829 Jan 20 @ 10:52 AM EST
    A4: Less assignments means less grading. Less grading means more time with kids to discuss, celebrate, teach, and nudge forward with specific feedback for growth. #leadlap #ditchHW
  • inpursuitofed Jan 20 @ 10:52 AM EST
    A2: We can support a love for learning by creating engaging learning opportunities for students. Students crave meaningful work that helps them connect ideas and interests. Choice is incredibly important as is communicating the "why" of each task. #LeadLAP #DitchHW
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • burgessdave Jan 20 @ 10:52 AM EST
    This is a super important answer for us to consider the implications of for equity. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @KamRenae
  • mr_hayes Jan 20 @ 10:52 AM EST
    Agreed! Can we get more Ts to see that? Enough already with the 20-30 practice exercises. #leadlap
    In reply to @CanAllSucceed
  • joerobison907 Jan 20 @ 10:52 AM EST
    A4. is there any answer other than Google Classroom, right @alicekeeler? #LeadLAP
  • apadalino Jan 20 @ 10:52 AM EST
    Agreed. It is more important to build excitement about learning, so yhey are looking deeper i to the questions they have. Build our teaching around their interests. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @herrplatt, @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:52 AM EST
    Focusing on feedback has more effectiveness than homework. #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • drjonesie17 Jan 20 @ 10:52 AM EST
    A3: We can build learning experiences that keep Ss eager to keep learning the all day. Keeping attention helps max learning time. #LeadLAP
  • emilyfranESL Jan 20 @ 10:52 AM EST
    A3: empower students to help each other in the classroom if you see a student who is struggling with content #leadLAP
  • coacheagan Jan 20 @ 10:52 AM EST
    A4: 1) use the technology! 2) shorter and more frequent assessments #DitchHW #leadlap
  • MrHennigar Jan 20 @ 10:52 AM EST
    A4: so many great tech tools for instant feedback! Google forms, kahoot, quizizz, plickers, etc. The #bossbattles in @classcraftgame are very popular right now in my room. #LeadLAP #ditchHW
  • HartofLearning Jan 20 @ 10:52 AM EST
    A3: I've limited HW I grade to one big writing assignment per month. That is a good question I need to ponder about using time in class more wisely. #LeadLAP
  • jonbartelt Jan 20 @ 10:52 AM EST
    A4: Implement activities for mastery during class time and include some "Stop, Drop and Learn" moments to assess progress toward the objective. #LeadLAP
  • SEANJFAHEY Jan 20 @ 10:52 AM EST
    A3 I have found the EXPLORE, EXPLAIN, APPLY cycle of learning through #hyperdocs is a great way to become more efficient in the classroom. Allow Ss to tap in their curious nature & build scheme b4 direct instruction. This free up Ts to do so much more in the classroom #LeadLAP
  • jefferson_first Jan 20 @ 10:52 AM EST
    A3 HW should be relevant and meaningful. I don’t need 20 problems to show me what 8 problems can. #ditchhw #leadlap
  • nick_schumacher Jan 20 @ 10:52 AM EST
    A4. Give students feedback during the classperiod. Use the classroom for teaching, learning and receiving feedback on skills the students needs. The classroom does not need to be all about content any more...content is everywhere. #LeadLAP
  • AllisonOR503 Jan 20 @ 10:52 AM EST
    It's a top priority. Students need positive relationships to feel safe to access their learning. Once they know they're cared for, the sky's the limit if their sense of curiosity is fed. HW can definitely impact relationships and love of learning. #ditchhw #LeadLap
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 20 @ 10:52 AM EST
    Nice, Bonnie. I love it. #LeadLAP #DitchHW
    In reply to @mombrawleygirls
  • LindaEdwardsi Jan 20 @ 10:52 AM EST
    A3 If homework is assigned it should be something the student knows how to do independently and takes a short time 15 minutes. Use our time wisely during the school day will decrease the homework to complete course work #leadLAP
  • PreK33 Jan 20 @ 10:52 AM EST
    A2: #LeadLap Student love of learning is EVERYTHING! I feel that it is my purpose, as a PreK teacher, to excite my Ss about coming to school and about learning. My Ss don't have homework, but their parents do: "Read to your child...EVERY NIGHT!"
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • MenaHillEdu Jan 20 @ 10:52 AM EST
    Hello #LeadLAP #ditchHW peeps! Popping in and out today!!!! 🤓👍🏃 @TaraMartinEDU @jmattmiller @alicekeeler @BethHouf @burgess_shelley
  • AnBoe65 Jan 20 @ 10:52 AM EST
    A3: We have actually reduced our homework considerably. Students complete exercises mostly in the last 30 minutes at school. At home they complete the tasks, make posters, videos, vocabulary, booksnaps ... #leadLAP
  • SteinbrinkLaura Jan 20 @ 10:52 AM EST
    A4: Use of collaborative tools such as G Suite allow for quick peer feedback and quick T feedback too! #LeadLAP
  • BeckettHaight Jan 20 @ 10:52 AM EST
    What measures could be put in place if Ss don't get the HW? I just had a mtg. about this yesterday w/ a co-teacher so I'm curious #LeadLAP
    In reply to @Stella_Pollard
  • JanetPlanet20 Jan 20 @ 10:52 AM EST
    A3: #LeadLAP Cut out the busy work so theres more time for the practice you want S to do for HW.
  • mrschilders314 Jan 20 @ 10:52 AM EST
    Less lecture, more diving into content! My kids are doing a self-paced math unit, and most are going much faster than I would do in class normally! #LeadLAP #ditchhw
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • RichHayzler Jan 20 @ 10:52 AM EST
    A3: Activities and lessons should empower students so that learning that occurs after school is not homework. It is research driven by passion and drive. #leadlap
  • ReedTrisha1 Jan 20 @ 10:52 AM EST
    A4: Student collaboration, google classroom or other electronic submission mode, lots of check-ins during lessons to assess understanding. #leadLAP
  • martianteacher Jan 20 @ 10:52 AM EST
    A4: I need to give credit to @seesaw; who has helped my feedback process become more efficient. All "homework" is through Seesaw- parents are given tutorials and students have their notes digitally uploaded. Feedback is given nightly, before class the next day #leadlap
  • betweenmargins Jan 20 @ 10:52 AM EST
    A4: God just thinking about how much time would be saved at my school if we all ditched HW - you could actually call parents about MEANINGFUL things and give them real feedback about work in class or suggestions for support. #DitchHW #LeadLAP
  • rrwilliams512 Jan 20 @ 10:52 AM EST
    A4. Our MS teachers are assigning HW through OneNote allowing them to give real time feedback if they choose. #leadlap
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:52 AM EST
    Reading is very important! It's really the only thing that research supports. But NOT reading logs. #LeadLAP #DitchHW
    In reply to @mrscrivilare
  • jmattmiller Jan 20 @ 10:53 AM EST
    A4: My "groundbreaking" feedback strategy: Walk the rows. Praise. Give suggestions. Immediate, in-time feedback is effective. Don't hold that feedback til you grade the paper. #LeadLAP #DitchHW @alicekeeler @burgess_shelley @bethhouf
  • wyowayne68 Jan 20 @ 10:53 AM EST
    #leadlap Even the best teachers can find another 5 minutes!
    • 123MsSmith456 Jan 20 @ 10:50 AM EST
      A3 If we can repurpose 5 minutes a day of a 180 school year, we reclaim 15 hours...Use time wisely & you won't need to take students' time at home. #leadlap
  • rokstar19 Jan 20 @ 10:53 AM EST
    A4 we have to embrace technology. Collaborative projects allows me to move around to only a few groups instead each student and with tech they get the feed back almost immediately via email or as a notification on their phone. #leadlap
  • burgessdave Jan 20 @ 10:53 AM EST
    Welcome, Mena!! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @MenaHillEdu, @TaraMartinEDU, @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @BethHouf, @burgess_shelley, @jeffreykubiak, @audreyoclair, @RickJetter, @WillcottJulie, @WickedDecent, @GA_ScienceRodva
  • leighmragsdale Jan 20 @ 10:53 AM EST
    A1: Sitting at the dining room table...crying at night, & then again the next morning when I had to finish. Never. Gave. Homework. #leadlap
  • sdtitmas Jan 20 @ 10:53 AM EST
    A2 Student's passion for learning is extremely important! Homework (most often) stifles that love of learning. The fights and struggles between students & parents, students & teachers, and then sometimes parents & teachers about homework. Not worth it!! #LeadLAP
  • EdTechLove Jan 20 @ 10:53 AM EST
    A1: #leadlap #ditchhw HW never felt right & was a huge source of frustration & anxiety, but neither I nor my parents ever questioned it. My 1st yr teaching,seemed that there was so much to “cram in” one day that kids couldn’t possibly “learn” w/o it. I knew things had to change.
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • mrs_ryan_fifth Jan 20 @ 10:53 AM EST
    A4: Tech like Classflow! Instant data. Rubric checks to start class. Guage learning levels then adjust lesson and groups. #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • drjonesie17 Jan 20 @ 10:53 AM EST
    An excellent point to consider #LeadLAP #DitchHW https://t.co/D9kO3JUqv4
  • KLukawecky Jan 20 @ 10:53 AM EST
    A1: In middle school and high school I remember asking for help from my parents for some of my math hmwk. But they had learned it differently, and this caused frustration for all. Same story for Ss and Ps today! #leadlap
  • joerobison907 Jan 20 @ 10:53 AM EST
    As a teacher, and parent... my one big issue is that no one, ever, has been able to tell me the "why" behind homework #LeadLAP
  • ladylanguage411 Jan 20 @ 10:53 AM EST
    A3: We can be more efficient & effective during school hours/ class time really delving into content and not wasting a moment with unnecessary or fluff instruction. Boredom in class leads to boring HW. #ditchHW #ditch #leadlap
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:53 AM EST
    Feedback now is so powerful. I use #googleSlides to do an in class feedback now. Students add a slide to the same slides. #leadlap
  • Toups_J Jan 20 @ 10:53 AM EST
    #LeadLAP A2 Student "Love of Learning" is created by myself with the folloiwng collage. I am a math Tr and at times the Ss need repetition on the process for the knowledge to become concrete.
  • TechieTeachOtt Jan 20 @ 10:53 AM EST
    YES! I am a huge fan of multi-age student grouping and especially FLEXIBLE multi-age student grouping. Student learning needs change- so should their education! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @PapaBacher
  • MrsShadish Jan 20 @ 10:53 AM EST
    A4: facilitating rather than lecturing allows for time to conference with students throughout the day; Google classroom makes instant feedback easy! #LeadLap
  • KFelicello Jan 20 @ 10:53 AM EST
    A1 I hated HW, copied it or didn’t do it...makes me want to do it better for kids in my District ...we need to fix it or elimnate it because as it is structures in most places now we would be better off wo ..not to say hw cant be benifital if done right #LeadLAP
  • TaraMartinEDU Jan 20 @ 10:53 AM EST
    A3 (From T& @MenaHillEdu ) When Ss are spending the majority of their time in the “application of learning” DURING class, the chance of them retaining the info increases exponentially. #LEADlap #DitchHW *In short, use class time wisely!😜☠️👊🏼💥
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf, @MenaHillEdu
  • JeffreyECourt Jan 20 @ 10:53 AM EST
    A2 I think that it is quite important for making connection across multiple parts of their lives. Support at home widens the gap rather closes it. Education is important for all! #leadlap
  • GLSSuperFalcon Jan 20 @ 10:53 AM EST
    A2: Row the boat ... they’ll either eventually row with you or swim... #LeadLAP
    • DonnaGoetz1 Jan 20 @ 10:47 AM EST
      Coordination from the top down. The other teachers at my school still don’t get it. Even when they hear kids talk to me about how excited they are with what we are doing in class.#ditchhw #LeadLAP
      In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • rokstar19 Jan 20 @ 10:53 AM EST
    I love google classroom! #leadlap
    In reply to @SteinbrinkLaura
  • 123MsSmith456 Jan 20 @ 10:53 AM EST
    School leaders, too. Same principle for us all. #leadlap
    In reply to @wyowayne68
  • mandyeellis Jan 20 @ 10:53 AM EST
    A4: Google Forms, (Really Google ANYTHING) peer feedback, or using tools like @padlet @Flipgrid @goguardian @CanvasLMS to provide immediate feedback and support #leadlap #tlap #ditchhw
  • jefferson_first Jan 20 @ 10:53 AM EST
    A3b know state standards, so able to maximize class learning time. #ditchhw #leadlap
  • micromanda Jan 20 @ 10:53 AM EST
    #DitchHW Something I need to think about. #leadlap
  • CyndiWms5 Jan 20 @ 10:53 AM EST
    Flipped learning staff development is key for giving Ts real experiences with HW & feedback alternatives ...leaders must model for Ts! #leadlap #pclearn
  • 47_matthew Jan 20 @ 10:53 AM EST
    It also unfortunately makes teachers often value compliance over other valuable character traits when they look at their students #LeadLap
    In reply to @alicekeeler
  • mr_hayes Jan 20 @ 10:53 AM EST
    A3: I personally like sending short videos for my Ss to watch on math concepts. Then, they practice with me in class. I want to see in real-time if they are understanding. #leadlap
  • bethhill2829 Jan 20 @ 10:53 AM EST
    We keep it simple! Use cardstock to copy game boards, encourage to use home items for pawns--beans, pennies, etc. We do sometimes send dice home with kids too. #ditchHW #leadlap
    In reply to @betweenmargins
  • tishrich Jan 20 @ 10:54 AM EST
    A4: Every time a team prepares a dish in my class they bring it to me to evaluate. We discuss it together. Love this time of reflection. Also, an opp for them to earn a badge holding XP for product quality. #leadlap #ditchhw
  • SusanDenton27 Jan 20 @ 10:54 AM EST
    #LeadLAP #ditchHW A4 How do we CFU?? If kids know it before they go home, no need for HW in same topic. Exit tickets, songs about topics, project-based, students videos, so many ideas!!!
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • betweenmargins Jan 20 @ 10:54 AM EST
    A4: Right - I think the scary name my school uses for that is "aggressive monitoring" - but it's so true - walk around with an exemplar so feedback is quick and efficient and have a map of the order you hit students around the room! #DitchHW #LeadLAP
  • Stella_Pollard Jan 20 @ 10:54 AM EST
    Better quality feedback on the assignments from class and more effective lesson planning. #leadlap
    In reply to @BeckettHaight
  • PreK33 Jan 20 @ 10:54 AM EST
    A3: #LeadLAP Through PBL, and student choice. Ts give Ss a choice (within parameters) of how to show what they know!
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • pearse_margie Jan 20 @ 10:54 AM EST
    #LeadLAP A4. I am hearing some great things about @Flipgrid
  • SueTonnesen Jan 20 @ 10:54 AM EST
    A3: lets look at what is happening in classrooms and what the purpose of the school day is...there is awesome learning happening in schools...I see it everyday... and students are keen to learn things on their own when at home... so why assign homework? #leadlap #ditchhw
  • BeckettHaight Jan 20 @ 10:54 AM EST
    Q4: Having a mastery type approach to learning can help. Formatives along the way, Ss self-assess, plan for HW (i.e. more practice) if needed #LeadLAP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 20 @ 10:54 AM EST
    A4: Same Q could apply to admins giving Teacher feedback after a classroom visit... Is feedback timely, relevant and meaningful? #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • RogerGurganus Jan 20 @ 10:54 AM EST
    A4: The greatest way to give feedback is to take the time to sit with your students and have real conversations with them and let then see and be part of their learning from both sides. #LeadLAP
  • abney45 Jan 20 @ 10:54 AM EST
    A4: Just as significant a shift for teachers is the realization that they do not have to grade every single piece of student work. How could you possibly give meaningful feedback? #LeadLAP
  • literacynbeyond Jan 20 @ 10:54 AM EST
    A4 give a formative assessment in class & after class teacher scores—then the next day the student double scores and creates short term and long term goals based on rubric or learning progression #ditchHW #LeadLAP
  • Rdene915 Jan 20 @ 10:54 AM EST
    A4 I use stations in my room, different activities at each gives me time to work with each student in each group everyday. Also tech helps Google classroom, @nearpod @quizizz @KidblogDotOrg @goformative #LeadLAP
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf, @nearpod, @quizizz, @KidblogDotOrg, @goformative
  • leeannjung Jan 20 @ 10:54 AM EST
    A4 I use screencasts to give feedback as quickly as I’ve reviewed an assignment. Also, create short videos to send to multiple Ss who need the same feedback. #LeadLAP
  • mombrawleygirls Jan 20 @ 10:54 AM EST
    #leadlap #ditchHW
    • mombrawleygirls Jan 20 @ 10:53 AM EST
      Q4: Have Ss interact with each other and whatever they did outside of class as the first activity when they walk in. They will get multiple forms of feedback right away and not just "turn it in."
  • LindaEdwardsi Jan 20 @ 10:54 AM EST
    A4 I like giving digital assignments I can give feedback quickly 😀#LeadLap
  • PapaBacher Jan 20 @ 10:54 AM EST
    A4: The more time we can spend side by side with students in the classroom the better. I find the best learning occurs when I am working with the students not grading them from afar. #ditchhw #leadlap
  • jim7962 Jan 20 @ 10:54 AM EST
    A classroom should be like a busy newsroom. Collabotation, action, production all over the place. The Ss should always be movmyng with a sense of urgency to #createOveraConsume. This includes #feedback and assessment. #eaglenews #LeadLAP
  • Stella_Pollard Jan 20 @ 10:54 AM EST
    I would also ask… what are the students getting from the homework? Is it a worksheet? #LeadLAP
    In reply to @BeckettHaight
  • drjonesie17 Jan 20 @ 10:54 AM EST
    An excellent point! So much instructional time can be lost reviewing homework.Do Ss feel this matters? Probably not #LeadLAP
    In reply to @Stella_Pollard
  • Howells_Owls Jan 20 @ 10:54 AM EST
    A4. Quality over quantity...use short formative assessments/observations in class and give feedback right then! If Ss demonstrate understanding of a concept with 5 problems, they don't need to do 20. #ditchHW #leadlap
  • mr_hayes Jan 20 @ 10:54 AM EST
    A3: Then, I don’t spend everyday just doing practice. We’ll do projects or games. If I don’t change it up, I began to bore myself. #LeadLAP
  • drmcclard Jan 20 @ 10:54 AM EST
    A4 if we use technology and class time, we can give timely feedback. We can fix mistakes or holes in thinking if we make learning visible, but if they are doing it at home=delayed feedback, potential for practice wrong, crying might be involved, or it isn’t done. #LeadLAP
  • jmattmiller Jan 20 @ 10:55 AM EST
    Q5: Families crave to be looped in on what's happening in class. How can we give them that window into the classroom, and how does that benefit kids academically? #LeadLAP #DItchHW @alicekeeler @burgess_shelley @bethhouf
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:55 AM EST
    I coded some dice into a #googleSlides... for fun :) https://t.co/GgXLh0StRJ #leadlap
    In reply to @bethhill2829, @betweenmargins
  • heatherT_hooks Jan 20 @ 10:55 AM EST
    A3: Skill-focused/goal-focused instruction & grading (standards-based grading). If it’s essential for continued learning & for life, we must teach it, assess it, and provide intervention. If it isn’t worthy of intervention, we should question if it is worthy of homework. #Leadlap
  • mrs_ryan_fifth Jan 20 @ 10:55 AM EST
    Yessss!!! PBL is the jam!! So much differentiation! Endless possibilities. #leadlap
    In reply to @PreK33, @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • nankr1120 Jan 20 @ 10:55 AM EST
    A4: I do 2 min checks that connect me to each S and their learning. I also gave up my desk and made it a HelpDesk so that Ss check in and other Ss can help too! In moment makes difference. Connect to apps too... #Flipgrid #Padlet #LeadLAP #Nan3EDU
  • 205mjacobson Jan 20 @ 10:55 AM EST
    Q4a. If Ts expect kids to have hw done the next day, kids should expect Ts to provide constructive feedback the next day, too. If that workload is not doable, you're giving too much hw. #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • KFelicello Jan 20 @ 10:55 AM EST
    A3 Speak with them, trust them, give the ownership in their learning ...create suspense give then an audience remember fair isnt always equal @rickwormeli2 #LeadLAP
  • AllisonOR503 Jan 20 @ 10:55 AM EST
    One way is to take the time in the beginning to create positive relationships with students. That increases efficiency greatly! Not grading HW gives Ts more time in their lives to plan engaging lessons. That seems efficient...😉 #ditchHW #LeadLap
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • joerobison907 Jan 20 @ 10:55 AM EST
    feedback today needs to line up with the world kids live in, which is immediate-- if it's not, it is much less effective #LeadLAP
  • bmilla84 Jan 20 @ 10:55 AM EST
    A4: @Flipgrid & @Seesaw are great tech tools that allow Ss a platform to share their learning & Ts can quickly provide feedback! #LeadLAP #ditchHW
  • jenmalitvbcps Jan 20 @ 10:55 AM EST
    A1: I don’t remember much hw before hs. During hs TONS of hw, some useful. As an elem teacher, for “hw” I want my kids to read. At times I’d like for them to do unfinished class work as well (online). #DitchHW #LeadLAP
  • Rdene915 Jan 20 @ 10:55 AM EST
    It is amazing #LeadLAP
    In reply to @pearse_margie, @Flipgrid
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:55 AM EST
    Good point! What qualities are we wanting to encourage. Compliance isn't on my list. #leadlap
    In reply to @47_matthew
  • jim7962 Jan 20 @ 10:55 AM EST
    A classroom should be like a busy newsroom. Collabotation, action, production all over the place. The Ss should always be moving with a sense of urgency to #createOverConsume. This includes #feedback and assessment. #eaglenews #LeadLAP
  • bethhill2829 Jan 20 @ 10:55 AM EST
    Oh my gosh! How cool! @eisenhowerkris #ditchHW #leadlap
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 20 @ 10:55 AM EST
    Q5 has arrived... #LeadLAP #ditchHW
  • TheStephenKeys Jan 20 @ 10:55 AM EST
    IF ONLY I HAD COMPLETED THAT WORKSHEET. #leadlap
  • Toups_J Jan 20 @ 10:55 AM EST
    #LeadLAP A3 This year my school has a ONE 1 hour long lunch period. This is WONDERFUL! Ss eat lunch and have time to collaborate and work on their assignments. This reduces the amount of work they take home.
  • CanAllSucceed Jan 20 @ 10:55 AM EST
    Q4: Use tech to increase feedback efficiency. The notion of sitting and correcting 100 paper by candlelight is so 1880! #leadlap #bendingED
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:56 AM EST
    YES! Relationships with the teacher is another tool that is highly effective for learning. #leadlap
    • AllisonOR503 Jan 20 @ 10:55 AM EST
      One way is to take the time in the beginning to create positive relationships with students. That increases efficiency greatly! Not grading HW gives Ts more time in their lives to plan engaging lessons. That seems efficient...😉 #ditchHW #LeadLap
      In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • MrsLedford6Eng Jan 20 @ 10:56 AM EST
    A4: Technology helps us give instant feedback and gives more time for discussion. Classroom discussions, one ones, small groups are so vital in truly assessing where our students are! #leadlap #ditchHW
  • herrplatt Jan 20 @ 10:56 AM EST
    A4: feedback early&often. I use tools like Clasroom or GoFormatice to get feedback quickly and measure Ss understanding #leadlap #ditchhw
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • SEANJFAHEY Jan 20 @ 10:56 AM EST
    Research shows that nightly reading is the only HW that helps Ss succeed in learning. But it should be Ss choice. Stop the incentives & reading logs. @jmattmiller & @alicekeeler touch on this in their book & might have better info to share. #LeadLAP #DItchHW
    In reply to @mrscrivilare, @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler
  • apadalino Jan 20 @ 10:56 AM EST
    So agreed! I have seen the results of that kind of excitement and constantly look for how we can recreate for other students without trying to force it. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @MrKaplansKlass
  • Stella_Pollard Jan 20 @ 10:56 AM EST
    A5: Let the students blog about their learning and share that with their parents! I also use Instagram and remind. #leadlap #ditchhw
  • MrKaplansKlass Jan 20 @ 10:56 AM EST
    A4: After each lesson, my Ss reflect by rating their understanding on a scale of 1-5. This gives them instant feedback! It also allows me to gauge their learning and address problems. Either they get it or we need to revisit it tomorrow - either way, HW is not necessary! #LeadLAP
  • leighmragsdale Jan 20 @ 10:56 AM EST
    I never gave homework!Only adventures...take a nature walk, read anything that interests you, interview someone, reflect & share #leadlap
  • RichHayzler Jan 20 @ 10:56 AM EST
    A4: Feedback should be occuring live through @GoogleForEdu apps or formative assessment tools in class. By developing positive relationships ahead of time, the feedback provided to the students should be relevant and timely enough that students can apply it in realtime. #leadlap
  • GLSSuperFalcon Jan 20 @ 10:56 AM EST
    A4: Yes! Teachers struggle to see how the end of the rainbow looks because they haven’t been supported to risk and dream and reach for that pot of instructional gold! Support them and encourage risk and failure! #LeadLAP
    • abney45 Jan 20 @ 10:54 AM EST
      A4: Just as significant a shift for teachers is the realization that they do not have to grade every single piece of student work. How could you possibly give meaningful feedback? #LeadLAP
  • inpursuitofed Jan 20 @ 10:56 AM EST
    A3: A mindset change and many examples of how to readjust the classroom structure are required to support this change. For many teachers, ditching homework will challenge core beliefs; these beliefs must be addressed before changes can be made. #LeadLAP #DitchHW
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • justaddison Jan 20 @ 10:56 AM EST
    A4: Digital tools (Google Classroom, FlipGrid, Voxer), Direct Communication (Phone, 1-to-1, Post It’s). Whatever we use, we must do it with fidelity. #LeadLAP
  • MarianaGSerrato Jan 20 @ 10:56 AM EST
    A5: Tech is there to help. @edmodo and Google classroom. Ss blogs and portfolios. Ss exhibions. Public agendas. #ditchhw #leadlap
  • MrDougCampbell Jan 20 @ 10:56 AM EST
    Immediate feedback helps: 1. Learning 2. Student/teacher relationships 3. Teacher/admin relationships Make it your goal. #LeadLAP
  • MrsDobrowClass Jan 20 @ 10:56 AM EST
    Q4 Feedback is essential for Ss. It can catch the little errors before they become big ones. Ts can do F2F, google classroom, #SeeSaw, notes... #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • wyowayne68 Jan 20 @ 10:56 AM EST
    #leadlap personal translation: block schedule not opportunity to assign more work because "I gave them 45 minutes to work on it in class."
    • TaraMartinEDU Jan 20 @ 10:53 AM EST
      A3 (From T& @MenaHillEdu ) When Ss are spending the majority of their time in the “application of learning” DURING class, the chance of them retaining the info increases exponentially. #LEADlap #DitchHW *In short, use class time wisely!😜☠️👊🏼💥
      In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf, @MenaHillEdu
  • drjonesie17 Jan 20 @ 10:56 AM EST
    The “why” should always drive everything we do #LeadLAP
    In reply to @nankr1120
  • coacheagan Jan 20 @ 10:56 AM EST
    A5: using things like Google Classroom or a LMS helps but we must use social media to blast what is going on in class: parent engagement ups the support which helps academics! #DitchHW #leadlap
  • HartofLearning Jan 20 @ 10:56 AM EST
    I agree and I've changed the way I give feedback this year. No grades on papers, instead I highlight mistakes. Maybe instead of homework, I should focus on individual feedback notes to families. I started the year with this, but not recently. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @alicekeeler
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:56 AM EST
    I have a #googleSheets Add on that lets me give feedback quick to any Google Forms response https://t.co/m4Gotv59VC #leadlap
  • betweenmargins Jan 20 @ 10:56 AM EST
    A5 - Speaking of families - AGH I have to leave to go meet up with my Dad who I owe for years of HW help on Calculus and Physics - thanks for this chat - will catch up on the rest later! #DitchHW #LeadLAP
  • JanetPlanet20 Jan 20 @ 10:56 AM EST
    A4: #leadLAP Use individual WBs during the lesson so you can see ALL Ss thinking/problem solving. Give feedback in the moment. As my Ss are working on their wb I walk around and offer constructive feedback so they fix errors in the moment
  • mr_hayes Jan 20 @ 10:56 AM EST
    A4: Do practice that we can see in real-time. If you can’t give quick feedback, it is not worth doing. Edtech helps on that front. #LeadLAP
  • CyndiWms5 Jan 20 @ 10:56 AM EST
    AMEN! #pclearn #leadlap
  • emilyfranESL Jan 20 @ 10:57 AM EST
    A5: empower parents with the skills they need to support studentsat home. We must keep in mind that our Ss are learning completely different than the way they learned #leadLAP
  • ReedTrisha1 Jan 20 @ 10:57 AM EST
    A5: teachers and students telling their story on Twitter, Seasaw, etc. Gives real time information on what is happening and what Ss are learning. #leadLAP
  • BobbieFrench Jan 20 @ 10:57 AM EST
    A5. Sharing google classroom, lots of pics from classes on SM, open door, sharing of videos #ditchHW #LeadLAP
  • 47_matthew Jan 20 @ 10:57 AM EST
    A3 Focus on the Big Ideas and Essential learning. Eliminate unnecessary time wasting busy work so that what would normally be done as HW can be done in class. #leadlap
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • KamRenae Jan 20 @ 10:57 AM EST
    A4 these days there are oh so many new ways to collect fast free and fabulous formative assessment and feedback in fun ways but Lets not forget the good ol art of face to face conversations is always there too 😉 #DitchHW #LeadLAP
  • MarisaEThompson Jan 20 @ 10:57 AM EST
    Sports taught me responsibility, punctuality, teamwork, effort, resilience. Homework didn't. #DitchHW #LeadLAP
    In reply to @alicekeeler
  • nankr1120 Jan 20 @ 10:57 AM EST
    “Use Class Time Wisely!” @TaraMartinEDU #LeadLAP #DitchHW #Nan3EDU
    • TaraMartinEDU Jan 20 @ 10:53 AM EST
      A3 (From T& @MenaHillEdu ) When Ss are spending the majority of their time in the “application of learning” DURING class, the chance of them retaining the info increases exponentially. #LEADlap #DitchHW *In short, use class time wisely!😜☠️👊🏼💥
      In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf, @MenaHillEdu
  • Rdene915 Jan 20 @ 10:57 AM EST
    Yes @edmodo has been great in our classroom for years 😀 #LeadLAP
    In reply to @MarianaGSerrato, @edmodo, @edmodo
  • MrsAshleyBFort Jan 20 @ 10:57 AM EST
    A4 Feedback is 1 of the most important factors of learning! Use quick formative assessment to check understanding. Ts can use digital tools to give quick feedback (eg comments in #GoogleClassroom or @Seesaw) and of course verbal feedback. #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • mr_hayes Jan 20 @ 10:57 AM EST
    A5: Use acceptable social media or weekly class newsletters. #LeadLAP
  • jefferson_first Jan 20 @ 10:57 AM EST
    A4 we should be engaged w learners in the classroom which gives opportunity to give immediate feedback. #leadlap #DItchHW
  • martianteacher Jan 20 @ 10:57 AM EST
    A5: My parents have FULL access to my classroom. Through @seesaw parents have access with announcements, classroom lessons, interactive homework, and feedback weekly. Through chats on @RemindHQ and @ClassDojo parents have a "say" in how and what is being learned in class #leadlap
  • wyowayne68 Jan 20 @ 10:57 AM EST
    #leadlap Need a guest evaluator for the good dishes? :)
    • tishrich Jan 20 @ 10:54 AM EST
      A4: Every time a team prepares a dish in my class they bring it to me to evaluate. We discuss it together. Love this time of reflection. Also, an opp for them to earn a badge holding XP for product quality. #leadlap #ditchhw
  • mrs_ryan_fifth Jan 20 @ 10:57 AM EST
    A5: Facebook Live weekly. Instagram. Weekly updates sent with pictures. Best way... your lessons are so exciting that the students can't stop raving about the day! #LeadLAP #DitchHW
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • CanAllSucceed Jan 20 @ 10:57 AM EST
    Q5: Sharing pics, vids, and blogs about class has been a game changer at my kid's school. I feel connected even though I can't always be there #leadlap #bendingED
  • joerobison907 Jan 20 @ 10:57 AM EST
    A5. there is an element of success that is so dependent on balance, that schools often overlook -- homework often negates this for students and families #LeadLAP
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:57 AM EST
    When creating lessons I make an intentional decision on how they will get the feedback. #leadlap
  • AllisonOR503 Jan 20 @ 10:57 AM EST
    I'm off to #runlap with my neighbor. I'll catch up on the chat when I get back. Thanks @jmattmiller and @alicekeeler #ditchhw #LeadLAP
  • 123MsSmith456 Jan 20 @ 10:57 AM EST
    YES! This is a huge concern for students in a variety of circumstances. #leadlap
    In reply to @KamRenae
  • nick_schumacher Jan 20 @ 10:57 AM EST
    I agree. If a kid can prove mastery...why would we continually force them to show us? In most instances, HW is silly. #leadlap
    In reply to @jmattmiller
  • MrHennigar Jan 20 @ 10:57 AM EST
    A5: we end each day writing in our agendas. In addition to reminders, we do a #HomeShare: a prompt or question they should discuss/demonstrate at home. Always something from the day. I stole this from @cherandpete--check out his blog! #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • pearse_margie Jan 20 @ 10:57 AM EST
    #LeadLAP A4. I am not sure about contracts and/or menus for HW. I totally love them for S-choice & voice, but worry about timeliness when it comes to feedback when they are assigned on Monday and collected on Friday - especially for math. Any ideas how to make that work?
  • RogerGurganus Jan 20 @ 10:57 AM EST
    A5: You have to give parents a window! Post on Social Media, create Youtube videos of students learning and share them with their parents and you should also invite parents in to take part of the learning and let them feel they are a partner more than just a parent! #LeadLAP
  • bethhill2829 Jan 20 @ 10:57 AM EST
    A5: I use our YouTube channel to push out glimpses of kids engaged in learning with their teacher, also Twitter, Facebook Page, and Instagram to share pics and vids of happenings. We use @SmorePages, Remind to share what we are learning and to celebrate kids' learning. #leadlap
  • jmattmiller Jan 20 @ 10:58 AM EST
    A5: Class social media accounts. Sharing class with families via @seesaw / @RemindHQ. Show what happened in class and what kids are working on. If Ps know what Ss are learning, they can discuss in their own way at home. #LeadLAP #DitchHW @alicekeeler @burgess_shelley @bethhouf
  • leeannjung Jan 20 @ 10:58 AM EST
    Every S doesn’t have the same need, so every S doesn’t need the same HW. #LeadLAP
  • abney45 Jan 20 @ 10:58 AM EST
    A5: This is all technology. Google classroom, YouTube, you name it. #LeadLAP
  • PapaBacher Jan 20 @ 10:58 AM EST
    A5: I love to share what we are doing through my twitter account because it gives parents a window into the classroom #LeadLAP
  • literacynbeyond Jan 20 @ 10:58 AM EST
    A5 ❤️when teachers use social sites so Ps see what’s going on. It stimulates dinner conversation—and learning/re-learning happens for everyone. Win-win #ditchHW #LeadLAP
  • J_Loetzerich Jan 20 @ 10:58 AM EST
    A5: students blogs @edublogs , Classroom blog @seesaw , @Flipgrid , Google classroom, class newsletter @smore #leadlap
  • jenmalitvbcps Jan 20 @ 10:58 AM EST
    A2: Student love of learning is #1! Hw can cause stress when students haven’t mastered concepts. Many kids groan at hw. However many of my elem kids say they wish they had some (I don’t give any). #ditchHW #LeadLAP
  • DonnaGoetz1 Jan 20 @ 10:58 AM EST
    I have my students arranged in group seating. I throw out a big question and let them go at it. As I walk around and listen I might join in the discussion or ask further questions. Fun times.#ditchhw #LeadLAP
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • MrKaplansKlass Jan 20 @ 10:58 AM EST
    A5: I often encourage my Ss to ask their parents’ opinions about what we learned. I try to pose thought-provoking questions that they can bring up at the dinner table. They get to show off their knowledge, expand their horizons, and keep their parents in the loop! #LeadLAP
  • CyndiWms5 Jan 20 @ 10:58 AM EST
    Yes! These tools have helped us share best practices across our school division. #pclearn #leadlap
    • CanAllSucceed Jan 20 @ 10:57 AM EST
      Q5: Sharing pics, vids, and blogs about class has been a game changer at my kid's school. I feel connected even though I can't always be there #leadlap #bendingED
  • KFelicello Jan 20 @ 10:58 AM EST
    A4 HW without feedback is usually busy work, that is about checking a box and conformity give options about how to expand learning beyond the classroom and speak with SS about those experiences ...pove question boards too #leadlap
  • LindaEdwardsi Jan 20 @ 10:58 AM EST
    A5 I use @Seesaw and @ClassDojo to connect with family, I also communicate through their agendas for those that are not on devices #LeadLap
  • TechieTeachOtt Jan 20 @ 10:58 AM EST
    A4 I use @thegridmethod. Ss move through learning path at their own pace (proving mastery each step of the way), accessing content in ways that don't include me talking from the front of the room. This gives me the time to give immediate feedback w/ formative assessment. #leadlap
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:58 AM EST
    YES! Research shows sports teaches responsibility. There is not one lick of research that says that HW does. Can we let this myth die and instead encourage students to participate in sports?! #leadlap
    • MarisaEThompson Jan 20 @ 10:57 AM EST
      Sports taught me responsibility, punctuality, teamwork, effort, resilience. Homework didn't. #DitchHW #LeadLAP
      In reply to @alicekeeler
  • herrplatt Jan 20 @ 10:58 AM EST
    A5: many tools out there to sharing learning. Many Parents want to see what’s going on. Have kids showcase w/ @flipgrid for example #leadlap
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf, @Flipgrid
  • dianepeterson01 Jan 20 @ 10:58 AM EST
    #LeadLAP A3: having full understanding that more work does not equate to better
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 20 @ 10:58 AM EST
    A5: My daughter now attends an online high school. One of the things I LOVE about it is all the access I have. Basically... I have access to anything I want anytime. #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • KamRenae Jan 20 @ 10:58 AM EST
    Mind blowing 🤯 @jmattmiller #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • joerobison907 Jan 20 @ 10:58 AM EST
    Giving feedback to both Ss and parents should not be an issue in today's world-- everything is at our fingertips #LeadLAP
  • JanetPlanet20 Jan 20 @ 10:58 AM EST
    A5: I use remind to msg parents. I send pictures of anchor charts showing the strategies my Ss are learning. I give reading tips, share what we're doing that week, whats coming up. Parents love it bc its a quick way to know what their S is learning. #LeadLAP
  • sdtitmas Jan 20 @ 10:58 AM EST
    A4 Students MUST receive timely feedback!! Give a grade, assume the learning has stopped. (Credit to you Matt for shining light on this idea for me). Using collaborative type documents with students like Google Docs or Word are key. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • mr_hayes Jan 20 @ 10:58 AM EST
    Remind is great! My school uses @Schoology, which parents have access to. #leadlap
    In reply to @martianteacher, @Seesaw, @RemindHQ, @ClassDojo, @Schoology
  • PreK33 Jan 20 @ 10:58 AM EST
    A5: My soapbox!! #LeadLAP I post pictures on our class Facebook page, as well as classroom reminders. Ps LOVE it! I text. Sometimes, I'll test pics of the Ss in action, to their Ps throughout the day. I also have a class newsletter/calendar.
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • Stella_Pollard Jan 20 @ 10:58 AM EST
    What does the practice look like? Do you spend time going over the homework in class? How lengthy is the assignment? #leadlap #ditchhw
    In reply to @BeckettHaight
  • MenaHillEdu Jan 20 @ 10:58 AM EST
    A4 from @TaraMartinEDU and me! The use of GOOGLE apps, @padlet , in the moment feedback when Ts = facilitator! AND ask Ss for feedback on daily lesson! #LeadLAP #ditchHW
  • leeannjung Jan 20 @ 10:59 AM EST
    Especially true for S who struggle with school or have disabilities. #leadlap
    In reply to @alicekeeler
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:59 AM EST
    YES! We can do a better job of communicating with parents what is going on at school than HW. #LeadLAP
    • herrplatt Jan 20 @ 10:58 AM EST
      A5: many tools out there to sharing learning. Many Parents want to see what’s going on. Have kids showcase w/ @flipgrid for example #leadlap
      In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf, @Flipgrid
  • jefferson_first Jan 20 @ 10:59 AM EST
    A5 I use @Seesaw to allow Ps to see the happenings in our class. I also encourage them to contact me, come visit. #leadlap #DItchHW
  • MrsLedford6Eng Jan 20 @ 10:59 AM EST
    A5: I make sure to give parents the hookup to my Seesaw, Google Classroom and Showbie! I also send my class blog posts to parents full of videos and pictures! #leadlap #ditchHW
  • TechieTeachOtt Jan 20 @ 10:59 AM EST
    Tell me more! How do they structure it? What school is it? It is very difficult to find examples of schools actually doing this! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @leeannjung, @PapaBacher
  • MrHennigar Jan 20 @ 10:59 AM EST
    Q5b: I'm pretty good about tweeting everyday so parents can see what we're up to. I've had lots of positive feedback that they like to see what we're up to! #LeadLAP #ditchHW
  • teach_mader Jan 20 @ 10:59 AM EST
    A4: Can't ignore this fact...we can't give authentic feedback on homework when parents are doing the work for Ss. #LeadLap #DitchHW
  • SteinbrinkLaura Jan 20 @ 10:59 AM EST
    A5: We have lots of ways to open the classroom window for parents, community, and world. Ts can daily tweet or post, #EDUdailyTweets and local hashtags, Google Classroom, @RemindHQ and more. #LeadLAP
  • CanAllSucceed Jan 20 @ 10:59 AM EST
    Q5: Ss can blog about their experiences in school. Let them be our window in #leadlap #bendingED
  • heatherT_hooks Jan 20 @ 10:59 AM EST
    A4: We must weed out the fluff. Educators must be willing to abandon tasks that don’t serve the larger goals and learning. Do students need 15 practices or can they stop at 5? Is a coloring handout worth delaying vital feedback to strengthen understanding? #Leadlap
  • SueTonnesen Jan 20 @ 10:59 AM EST
    A5: teachers in our district use #FreshGrade to share what is happening in classrooms and parents love it as they feel informed and they “see” the learning happening through pictures videos #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • drjonesie17 Jan 20 @ 10:59 AM EST
    A4: Give many opportunities in class for students to discuss & analyze feedback. Less worrying about grading everything! #LeadLAP
  • Toups_J Jan 20 @ 10:59 AM EST
    #LeadLAP A5 CANVAS is AWEsome. It comes with a parent portal that allows them to be part of the learning process.
  • mr_hayes Jan 20 @ 10:59 AM EST
    There is an almost never-ending list of tools that we can use to quickly asses Ss learning. #LEADLAP
    In reply to @MrsAshleyBFort, @Seesaw
  • jmattmiller Jan 20 @ 11:00 AM EST
    Q6: When students stay up late working on homework, how might this impact their learning at school the next day? Does this lead to students getting ahead or falling behind? #LeadLAP #DitchHW @alicekeeler @burgess_shelley @bethhouf
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 11:00 AM EST
    When you eliminate HW we have to have better classroom time management. #leadLAP #DitchHW
    • 47_matthew Jan 20 @ 10:57 AM EST
      A3 Focus on the Big Ideas and Essential learning. Eliminate unnecessary time wasting busy work so that what would normally be done as HW can be done in class. #leadlap
      In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • SusanDenton27 Jan 20 @ 11:00 AM EST
    #leadlap #ditchHW Dojo, Remind, Newletters, smore Include conversation starters for parents and students in communication. Spark the dialog!
  • GLSSuperFalcon Jan 20 @ 11:00 AM EST
    A4: Let other students & adults & community partners share the workload & provide meaningful performance based feedback at critical moments! Create events! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • justaddison Jan 20 @ 11:00 AM EST
    A5: Open up your classroom learning and experiences for your parents to participate. I can’t tell you how many parents have told me how they wished they had had my class when they were in high school. I told him to come on join us! Digitally, anyway. #LeadLAP
  • rokstar19 Jan 20 @ 11:00 AM EST
    A5 as teachers we should crave parents wanting to be involved. I invite them to be involved and ask them to email, but I know this isn't enough. I have been thinking about adding them to my google classroom. #leadlap
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 20 @ 11:00 AM EST
    Q6 is up... #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • mombrawleygirls Jan 20 @ 11:00 AM EST
    #LeadLAP #DitchHW
    • mombrawleygirls Jan 20 @ 11:00 AM EST
      My Daughter's T uses ClassDojo and I am so eager to see her posts. It truly makes my day! Our school uses social media, but I want to explore what individual Ts use. That will be my next ? to them.
  • SteinbrinkLaura Jan 20 @ 11:00 AM EST
    Add #EDUdailyTweets and share globally too! #LeadLAP
    In reply to @MrHennigar
  • 205mjacobson Jan 20 @ 11:00 AM EST
    Q4b: So many tools! Google Forms Quizzes can provide instant feedback. Kahoot... Can't say enough good things about @GetKahoot . Kaizena lets Ts speak their feedback in Google Docs. Kids can give each other tips thru Google Docs or Flipgrid. Not enough charac... #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • sdtitmas Jan 20 @ 11:00 AM EST
    A5 I love to utilize digital tools like Flipgrid & @MicrosoftEDU to give them that (almost literal) window into my classroom. I share our Grid & Topic links with parents so they can see EXACTLY what we're doing in school. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf, @MicrosoftEDU
  • JanetPlanet20 Jan 20 @ 11:00 AM EST
    Kids benefit bc their parents can ask specific Qs about their day. P can support their S w the specific strategies they're learning rather than relying on how they were taught as kids. I also use our agendas as a communication tool. #LeadLAP
  • leeannjung Jan 20 @ 11:00 AM EST
    HW is often about what resources the S had at home to do it. Many S live in environments that are not conducive to help or even space and quiet to do it. Then the S who had the resources is rewarded. #LeadLAP
  • jmattmiller Jan 20 @ 11:00 AM EST
    This is HUGE for parents. Who doesn't want some insider information when asking, "What happened at school today?" #leadlap
    • martianteacher Jan 20 @ 10:57 AM EST
      A5: My parents have FULL access to my classroom. Through @seesaw parents have access with announcements, classroom lessons, interactive homework, and feedback weekly. Through chats on @RemindHQ and @ClassDojo parents have a "say" in how and what is being learned in class #leadlap
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 11:00 AM EST
    I was at a friends house and she asked ME to help her son with his math HW. My thought... what about the rest of the kids in class who don't have access to this kind of help? #LeadLAP #DitchHW
    • JosephHunterII Jan 20 @ 10:59 AM EST
      My wife and I are teachers. We have two kids. As I was helping one night, I realized how much of a student's grade depends on having a support system at home. My q, as a HS Soc St teacher, am I setting ss up for failure in college if they aren't used to doing some rdgs at home?
      In reply to @alicekeeler
  • mrsrobertsed Jan 20 @ 11:00 AM EST
    A5: As a parent, I much prefer glimpses into class activities through pics, etc. Sometimes I'm afraid to help w/ HW b/c I don't want to teach a different way from my kid's teacher #leadlap
  • MrsShadish Jan 20 @ 11:00 AM EST
    A5: I invited all parents to receive updates via Google classroom; email updates and suggestions for conversation starters about what their child is learning; link to follow my Twitter feed in my email signature #LeadLAP
  • herrplatt Jan 20 @ 11:01 AM EST
    A5.2: give parents that opp to look in makes Ss want to shine for class proj. So many ways to do it: @Flipgrid @ClassDojo #leadlap #ditchhhw
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf, @Flipgrid, @ClassDojo
  • DonnaGoetz1 Jan 20 @ 11:01 AM EST
    I send email blurbs regularly to let parents know what we are doing and why. I cc the students so they can discuss with their kids. I get a LOT of feedback back from parents this way.#ditchHW #LeadLAP
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • Stella_Pollard Jan 20 @ 11:01 AM EST
    A6: Had a student tell me they were up unil 3:30 AM working on homework… She forgot her Chromebook and wasn’t prepared. She had a hard time focusing in class… WHY do we do that? Students shouldn’t be stressed out. #leadlap
  • KFelicello Jan 20 @ 11:01 AM EST
    A5 #GoogleClassroom is a great way to do this #LeadLAP https://t.co/WR5Wt2jM4m
  • apadalino Jan 20 @ 11:01 AM EST
    💜 this way of thinking. We use word study videos in class to teach concepts and then they have them at home if they want to revisit, but keep all the work at school. We are loving the results we see when we reassess a few months later. They are growing without HW. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @mr_hayes
  • mr_hayes Jan 20 @ 11:01 AM EST
    #LEADLAP
    In reply to @KamRenae
  • tishrich Jan 20 @ 11:01 AM EST
    A5: I tweet out what we are doing in class frequently. I’m going to be more intentional this semester about using our class hashtag and sharing it with parents at beginning of semester #leadlap #ditchhw
  • burgessdave Jan 20 @ 11:01 AM EST
    The most surprising thing about #DitchHW by @alicekeeler & @jmattmiller is that it is really as much about powerful pedagogy & effective teaching strategies than it is about homework! https://t.co/CGuxMLRoy1 #LeadLAP #tlap #DitchBook
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 11:01 AM EST
    .@mairaABCD would text me pictures of my daughter at school interacting and doing the awesome magic that was going on at school #leadLAP
    • mrsrobertsed Jan 20 @ 11:00 AM EST
      A5: As a parent, I much prefer glimpses into class activities through pics, etc. Sometimes I'm afraid to help w/ HW b/c I don't want to teach a different way from my kid's teacher #leadlap
  • KamRenae Jan 20 @ 11:01 AM EST
    A5 Communication is key AND in as many varied and different formats and media’s as possible from notes home to texts and live feeds to yes an actual phone call #DitchHW #LeadLAP
  • MrsPTweets Jan 20 @ 11:01 AM EST
    A2: Always focus on powerful learning experiences FIRST...then unleash self-motivated kids into the gift shop of resources, challenges, and places they can go FURTHER if they so desire. https://t.co/MICQaZJtk1 #LeadLAP #tlap by #burgessdave via @c0nvey
  • mr_middle_2 Jan 20 @ 11:01 AM EST
    I have been able to do this a ton this year! Students able to also respond with questions In real time as well! The key here is providing them the time to address the feedback. Sometimes, when feedback given out of class, Ss don't ever see it. 😕 Google Apps #ftw #LeadLAP
    In reply to @RichHayzler, @GoogleForEdu
  • emilyfranESL Jan 20 @ 11:01 AM EST
    Bingo!!! I see so much of this! We need to be intentional with our assignments for class and home if we really want to close any Achievement gap! #leadLAP
    In reply to @heatherT_hooks
  • wyowayne68 Jan 20 @ 11:01 AM EST
    #leadlap YES! Sports got me to college & where I am today...not homework!
    • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 10:58 AM EST
      YES! Research shows sports teaches responsibility. There is not one lick of research that says that HW does. Can we let this myth die and instead encourage students to participate in sports?! #leadlap
      • MarisaEThompson Jan 20 @ 10:57 AM EST
        Sports taught me responsibility, punctuality, teamwork, effort, resilience. Homework didn't. #DitchHW #LeadLAP
        In reply to @alicekeeler
  • MarianaGSerrato Jan 20 @ 11:01 AM EST
    So true. Before I #ditchhw, I even had parents challenge the grade. Mhm, Johnny in 2nd grade would never use convoluted in a sentence! #leadlap
    In reply to @teach_mader
  • RogerGurganus Jan 20 @ 11:01 AM EST
    A5 part B: In our Middle School teachers share with me amazing things they are doing and we share them on YouTube and Social Media. Here is an example!!! #LeadLAP
  • drmcclard Jan 20 @ 11:01 AM EST
    A6 usually it isn’t quality work. Tired, missing the learning that is going on in the day and creating a cycle. #LeadLAP
  • JanetPlanet20 Jan 20 @ 11:02 AM EST
    Instead of writing HW in agendas, my Ss write about what they learned and did in each subject that day. Parents use it to have conversations w their S about their day. It'd been very powerful in connecting Ps to the classroom. #leadLAP
  • nankr1120 Jan 20 @ 11:02 AM EST
    A5: It takes a village and I don’t want to be the idiot... we have a class website to blog and connect beyond our 4 walls. We invite parents to join in our #flipgrid so Ss can value the entire family of leaners! #leadlap #Nan3EDU
  • MrsAshleyBFort Jan 20 @ 11:02 AM EST
    A5 Again tools like @Sessaw & #GoogleClassroom help give Ps a window into the classroom like never before! Building that inclusive relationship w/families is incredibly important. Leads to more support at home! #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • LindaEdwardsi Jan 20 @ 11:02 AM EST
    A6 S’s are exhausted if they stay up late doing HW, not much learning going on at school #leadLAP
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 20 @ 11:02 AM EST
    A6: Confession... I have seriously had my son MISS school because i have insisted he go to bed after hours of homework and not being done. #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • inpursuitofed Jan 20 @ 11:02 AM EST
    A4: This is certainly challenging! We need to leverage a wide variety of technology to support this work in schools that are 1:1. Khan Academy, audio feedback, peer feedback, self reflection, quality LMS platforms, and OneNote are some idea. #LeadLAP #DitchHW
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • coacheagan Jan 20 @ 11:02 AM EST
    A6: staying up late is unhealthy which impacts the next day, but so is frustration late at night stressing out a kid. This compounds and doesn’t help get ahead for the next day #DitchHW #leadlap
  • J_Loetzerich Jan 20 @ 11:02 AM EST
    A6: For students to learn they need to be ready to learn, if they are up all night and sleep deprived....how are they ready to learn? #LeadLAP
  • mrsrobertsed Jan 20 @ 11:02 AM EST
    A6: Tired, whiny S's who aren't able to focus #leadlap
  • MrsAsztalos Jan 20 @ 11:02 AM EST
    A6 I have read many studies that show that tiredness impairs the brain more than substances do. I tell students to not spend more than 15 minutes on my HW, and our team has an hour max rule that we tell kids and parents. #ditchHW #LeadLap
  • 123MsSmith456 Jan 20 @ 11:02 AM EST
    A5 Communication in a variety of ways. Not every family can access tech communication & not every child will take home paper. #leadlap
  • BobbieFrench Jan 20 @ 11:02 AM EST
    A6. Ss are TIRED. You can’t learn and focus when tired, especiallya teenager! Then they skip a hmwk get behind feel defeated and give up. This happens with makeup work too. Can never get caught up and keep running the race #ditchHW #LeadLAP
  • ReedTrisha1 Jan 20 @ 11:02 AM EST
    A6: worried this is a trick question! Of course if puts them behind because they didn’t get sleep and they may have had no downtime for their brain to recharge! #leadLAP
  • HartofLearning Jan 20 @ 11:02 AM EST
    A5: I send home weekly newsletters and email newsletters. Plus, I use @ClassDojo, not for the points, but to add pictures to the class story #LeadLAP
  • EricRMiracle Jan 20 @ 11:02 AM EST
    This promotes deeper learning, reflective thinking, and ownership. Also can be another form of formative assessment where Ss can monitor their progress. Love it!!! #Leadlap
    In reply to @cynthiabruno
  • SusanDenton27 Jan 20 @ 11:02 AM EST
    #LEADlap #DitchHW Tired learners are not effective learners. We have to remember the whole child. Sending large & rigorous HW assignments? yes-we want to push Ss but do you know what they go home to? Let them be kids.
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • mr_hayes Jan 20 @ 11:02 AM EST
    It has completely changed the way I teach. I’m just angry at myself that I didn’t start earlier. I had the examples, but fear held me back. Never again. #leadlap
    In reply to @apadalino
  • apadalino Jan 20 @ 11:02 AM EST
    We need to get out of the factory model and into teaching how Ss will be working. Collaboration and projects around content get them excited. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @inpursuitofed, @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • SueTonnesen Jan 20 @ 11:02 AM EST
    A6: when our 13 year old is tasked with Homeowork it is always humorous that he will avoid the HW and go and pick up his ukulele and begin to play...I wonder what he finds more engaging...hmmm #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • MrHennigar Jan 20 @ 11:02 AM EST
    Q6: Adding stress to my S's lives is never the goal. HW is flexible and not time intensive. They pick from a list of 5 choices, and do it 4 times a week (we're upper elementary). Families are busy! #LeadLAP
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 11:02 AM EST
    Reflection is an important part of the learning process. Give involved parents something meaningful to do. Provide them with specific reflection questions. #LeadLap #ditchHW
  • justaddison Jan 20 @ 11:02 AM EST
    A6: Those students are generally driven students or students waiting until the last minute. Either way, it sets a poor habits for life and creates additional roadblocks to learning. Not to mention then work isn’t that great most of the time. #LeadLAP
  • jmattmiller Jan 20 @ 11:03 AM EST
    When homework (or other activities) are assigned, we have to really ask ourselves ... Does that assignment show learning or compliance? How much learning is REALLY coming out of that? #LeadLAP #DitchHW @alicekeeler @burgess_shelley @bethhouf
  • BeckettHaight Jan 20 @ 11:03 AM EST
    Could it be enough feedback to have the answers and explanations to the HW on your Learning Management System (i.e. Moodle) so the Ss can check their answers? #LeadLAP
    In reply to @pearse_margie
  • PintoBeanz11 Jan 20 @ 11:03 AM EST
    #INNOVATINGPLAY #slowflipchat kicks off Sunday!!! @jlabar2me and I are facilitating a discussion about making connections. GET READY to participate on Flipgrid or Twitter!! #gafe4littles #leadlap #satchat #satchatwc #kidsdeserveit #tlap #learnlap
  • KLukawecky Jan 20 @ 11:03 AM EST
    A2: As a P, one of my kids is very responsible and completes all of their hmwk on their own without any reminders. My other kiddo...not so much. Emails to me from the T, and lots and lots of parental nagging. Not a lot of fun at all! #LeadLAP
  • drjonesie17 Jan 20 @ 11:03 AM EST
    A5: Show Ps the exciting thing that happen in the classroom. Invite them in! Use @ClassDojo, Twitter, newsletters & lots of pics! #LeadLAP
  • Kathie042500 Jan 20 @ 11:03 AM EST
    Loving what you do is important in all aspects of life. Homework is no different in that when it is the dreaded "thing to do" it is not positive and quickly turns school into a negative experience. #LeadLAP #DitchHW
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 11:03 AM EST
    Great question, HOW MUCH learning? If only a little... ditch it. #leadLAP
  • KFelicello Jan 20 @ 11:03 AM EST
    A5 social media, inviting parents to your class, virtual class experiences using hangouts, facebook live, you tube etc..students can show parents what they learned in live time without parents leaving or missing work..grandparents love this too! #LeadLAP
  • TechieTeachOtt Jan 20 @ 11:03 AM EST
    A6 First, not enough sleep leads to lower cognitive functioning (and grouchy students). Second, play and relaxation are vital life skills and paths to balance. Third, do we really want students that feel like school and homework are all they do? #leadlap
  • J_Loetzerich Jan 20 @ 11:03 AM EST
    A6: b- If parents are not able to help their children because the homework is not like anything they have studied before.....how is that building a positive culture between home and school? #LeadLAP
  • PreK33 Jan 20 @ 11:03 AM EST
    A6: #LeadLAP Before a S can learn, their basic needs must be met: hunger, rest, health, clothing, safety. S whose needs are not met struggle to learn and therefore, fall behind.
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • BecStyne Jan 20 @ 11:03 AM EST
    Tentative foot in #leadlap #DitchHW Becky, Grade 6 teacher joining from Edmonton, Canada
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • Toups_J Jan 20 @ 11:03 AM EST
    #LeadLAP A6 Many Trs don't realize they may have a 6th grader who wakes up with parents gone & gets their siblings ready for school, or a 17 yr old who has a part time job after school to help the family make ends meet. Trs need to be aware of this. HW < Family Needs
  • mrs_ryan_fifth Jan 20 @ 11:03 AM EST
    A6: Depends. With PBL, it helps some students feel like they've worked hard to contribute to the group. It has built pride and strengthened student relationships. #LeadLAP #DitchHW
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • EdTechLove Jan 20 @ 11:03 AM EST
    A2: Imperative. Never heard a kid say, “I learned so much from that worksheet last night & we had a good conversation about it!”🙄They need to be stoked to DO something & excited to talk about it after. Dig discussions as optional HW can keep kids engaged. #LeadLAP #DItchHW
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • MrsDobrowClass Jan 20 @ 11:03 AM EST
    A5 So many ways to share info with parents like #Seesaw #GoogleClassroom, websites. My simple one is a take home folder with our work for the day. #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • CanAllSucceed Jan 20 @ 11:03 AM EST
    A6: Considering that research states Ss need 10-12 hrs of sleep per night, we are setting them up for failure the next day by keeping them up late doing HW #leadlap #bendingED
  • mombrawleygirls Jan 20 @ 11:03 AM EST
    Q6: As a secondary Teacher/Admin, it drives me crazy when one class assigns so much busy work that it affects outcomes for the other 5. 😝 Kids are tired, distracted to finish in my class, or altogether missing my class to finish for someone else. Yuck. #LeadLAP #ditchHW
  • mrschilders314 Jan 20 @ 11:03 AM EST
    Yes! We were solving systems of equations with substitution, and right before the bell rang a student had that AHA! moment! 💡 #LeadLAP #DitchHW
    In reply to @MarisaEThompson, @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • MrKaplansKlass Jan 20 @ 11:04 AM EST
    A6: Everyone needs to recharge sometimes. We deny Ss that opportunity when we assign piles of homework. Without a proper recharge, Ss won’t be focused/energized in class the next day. They fall behind, which we try to remedy with more HW - its an avoidable vicious cycle! #LeadLAP
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 11:04 AM EST
    Great point, what is the QUALITY of work and learning when students are cramming it in #leadLAP
    • justaddison Jan 20 @ 11:02 AM EST
      A6: Those students are generally driven students or students waiting until the last minute. Either way, it sets a poor habits for life and creates additional roadblocks to learning. Not to mention then work isn’t that great most of the time. #LeadLAP
  • MarianaGSerrato Jan 20 @ 11:04 AM EST
    A6: The student that did not have a break is tired, leading to low engagement and performance the next day. The never-ending cycle repeats. #ditchhw #leadlap
  • PerkyScience Jan 20 @ 11:04 AM EST
    Not only that but they also come with a bad attitude about the subject because if the coat they paid. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @ReedTrisha1
  • jenmalitvbcps Jan 20 @ 11:04 AM EST
    A3 To reduce the need for hw, maximize instruction in class. In 4th gr, I teach in small groups all day so instruction is differentiated. Students are engaged with me directly or getting personalized learning via tech #DitchHW #LeadLAP
  • heatherT_hooks Jan 20 @ 11:04 AM EST
    A5: Google Classroom, Teacher/Class Instagram or Twitter, whole class email, newsletter, phone calls home, class blogs #Leadlap
  • RogerGurganus Jan 20 @ 11:04 AM EST
    A6: The next day they will be sleeping or checked out since they were forced to change their routine and learn at night! #LeadLAP
  • rokstar19 Jan 20 @ 11:04 AM EST
    A6 kids already have enough distractions with their cellphones we don't need to add another roadblock to a good nights sleep. #leadlap
  • herrplatt Jan 20 @ 11:04 AM EST
    A6: they can’t learn if their eyes can’t stay open. #ditchhw #leadlap
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • joerobison907 Jan 20 @ 11:04 AM EST
    If we are creating authentic learning experiences and unlocking curiosity in Ss, they will naturally take this awe home with them - which is much more effective than traditional homework #LeadLAP
  • Howells_Owls Jan 20 @ 11:04 AM EST
    A5. It's important to know your families and provide options for your window to the classroom- digital and "old school". Don't assume all parents have equal access to resources. #ditchHW #leadlap
  • CyndiWms5 Jan 20 @ 11:04 AM EST
    When we know what is better for Ss, we must change to meet their needs. Insanity = Doing the same thing, expecting different results #leadlap #kidsdeserveit
  • abney45 Jan 20 @ 11:04 AM EST
    A6: How could losing sleep possibly lead to students getting ahead in their learning? Kids need to sleep. There's science that supports that. I tell my daughter, "If you ain't got it by midnight, you're not getting it." #LeadLAP
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 11:04 AM EST
    Is the homework designed for student engagement? I rarely see engagement over HW. #LeadLAP #DitchHW
    • SueTonnesen Jan 20 @ 11:02 AM EST
      A6: when our 13 year old is tasked with Homeowork it is always humorous that he will avoid the HW and go and pick up his ukulele and begin to play...I wonder what he finds more engaging...hmmm #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • BeckettHaight Jan 20 @ 11:04 AM EST
    Differentiating HW! It took me many years to get to that idea. #LeadLAP
    In reply to @leeannjung
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jan 20 @ 11:04 AM EST
    A5: We work hard to meet our families where they are w/social media! #leadlap
  • 205mjacobson Jan 20 @ 11:04 AM EST
    A5: Guardian Summaries inside Google Classroom are a great place to start. How about student portfolios thru Google Sites and regular student-led conferences? #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • KamRenae Jan 20 @ 11:04 AM EST
    A6 they are simply unable to be their best to do their best!! 🤤😴. #DitchHW #LeadLAP
  • jmattmiller Jan 20 @ 11:05 AM EST
    Q7: Doing work outside of the classroom disconnects students from their highly qualified teacher. How does this impact learning AND the family dynamic? #LeadLAP #DitchHW @alicekeeler @burgess_shelley @bethhouf
  • nankr1120 Jan 20 @ 11:05 AM EST
    A6: EVERYONE’s workday must come to an end! My 15 year old can spend 2-3 hrs/night on HW after sports. It creates resentment and removes him from our world when he needs us most! #leadlap #Nan3EDU
  • DonnaGoetz1 Jan 20 @ 11:05 AM EST
    OMG. They fall asleep in class. Or pass on breakfast to make it to school on time. I now provide a snack break for the class I have right before lunch. Otherwise, they can’t concentrate.#ditchhw #LeadLAP
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • alicekeeler Jan 20 @ 11:05 AM EST
    If kids are up at midnight doing homework they won't be performing that great in class the next day. #leadLAP #ditchHW
    • herrplatt Jan 20 @ 11:04 AM EST
      A6: they can’t learn if their eyes can’t stay open. #ditchhw #leadlap
      In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • emilyfranESL Jan 20 @ 11:05 AM EST
    A6: if Ss have to stay up late to complete homework, we’re just getting them busy with TASKS and not actual learning. This sends the wrong message about real life experiences #leadLAP
  • Stella_Pollard Jan 20 @ 11:05 AM EST
    Alright #LeadLAP family, I gotta run. Thanks for the engaging chat. @jmattmiller and @alicekeeler are rocking it out. #ditchhw
  • SteinbrinkLaura Jan 20 @ 11:05 AM EST
    A6: Had a Star S / Athlete break down crying in yearbook due to HW in an upper level science class, colleges wanting a piece of her time, grades have to be great, etc. PRESSURE on a HS Junior. #LeadLAP
  • leeannjung Jan 20 @ 11:05 AM EST
    We are in the business of changing Ss’ lives. HW, and any other task for that matter, should be responding to what will change this kid’s life for the better in some way. #LeadLAP
  • CanAllSucceed Jan 20 @ 11:05 AM EST
    A6 We must remember not all Ss go straight home after school. With work, sports, childcare, some get home after dinner. Having to get through 1-2 hrs of HW after a long day isn't productive for anyone #leadlap #bendingED
  • mrs_ryan_fifth Jan 20 @ 11:05 AM EST
    Yes! Yes! Yes! #leadlap
    In reply to @BethHouf
  • bethhill2829 Jan 20 @ 11:05 AM EST
    A6: It makes them hate school, because they know they are playing the game of school. Kids know when adults are focused on their growth, as opposed to focusing on their compliance and work completion. #leadlap #ditchHW
  • KLukawecky Jan 20 @ 11:05 AM EST
    A3: Clumping curriculum expectations and focusing on the big ideas means that more can be accomplished in class. Instead of Ts spending time grading hmwk, they can circulate, observe, conference and scaffold learning in the classroom. #LeadLAP
  • GLSSuperFalcon Jan 20 @ 11:05 AM EST
    A6: poverty barriers like sleep deprivation and then hunger ruin the end and beginning of each day for over 22% of ALL students nationally! Give them supports, flexibility, and creativity and you can still have high expectations! #LeadLAP
  • MrsShadish Jan 20 @ 11:05 AM EST
    A6: sleep is essential for health and well-being! If kids aren't well rested, they can't do their best #LeadLap
  • tbwatkins89 Jan 20 @ 11:06 AM EST
    I love the idea of the teacher being more of a facilitator of learning. #LeadLap
    • coacheagan Jan 20 @ 10:50 AM EST
      A3b: less teacher talk time and more student collaboration. Ts using their time wisely allows for more Ss time to learn in class #DitchHW #leadlap
  • MrsAshleyBFort Jan 20 @ 11:06 AM EST
    A6 Think of #Maslows! If Ss are tired they aren't physiologically prepared for learning! They are likely not to be engaged or perform their best. #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • bmilla84 Jan 20 @ 11:06 AM EST
    A5: I utilize a class FB & twitter to share what we’re doing and learning about! Additionally, I send home weekly newsletters that keep parents in the loop! #leadlap #ditchHW
  • CatherineKU72 Jan 20 @ 11:06 AM EST
    #ditchhw #leadlap Starting 6-7 years ago, I had a Blogger site w/pictures of the class, student digital story projects. Moved to YouTube, Google+, added Instagram & Twitter, Remind & @Seesaw Anyone can see our experiences & progress!
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 20 @ 11:06 AM EST
    Q7 has arrived... #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • MrsDobrowClass Jan 20 @ 11:06 AM EST
    Q6 They are asleep! #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • mydesk_not Jan 20 @ 11:06 AM EST
    My #OneWord2018 ... RIPPLE 💧 #CastYourPebble #LeadLAP 〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️🌐〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️ "Doing good holds the power to transform us on the inside, and then ripple out in ever-expanding circles that positively impact the world at large." -Shari Arison #EduGladiators
  • JanetPlanet20 Jan 20 @ 11:06 AM EST
    stayed up all night doing HW. They got around 3 hours of sleep a night. They had good grades, but they hated life. This is NOT ok. All for the pursuit of getting into a "good college". Life is SO much more than grades and college acceptance letters. #leadLAP
  • 205mjacobson Jan 20 @ 11:06 AM EST
    A6: Late night HW is not healthy for kids. No wonder kids sleep in class! #LeadLAP #DitchHW
  • PerkyScience Jan 20 @ 11:06 AM EST
    I have done the same thing. I fact we had a name for it in my family. “Homework Sick”. #LeadLAP #ditchHW
    In reply to @burgess_shelley
  • wyowayne68 Jan 20 @ 11:06 AM EST
    #leadlap and also remember some of our students need time alone to do their best work #quiet @susancain
    • apadalino Jan 20 @ 11:02 AM EST
      We need to get out of the factory model and into teaching how Ss will be working. Collaboration and projects around content get them excited. #LeadLAP
      In reply to @inpursuitofed, @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • CanAllSucceed Jan 20 @ 11:06 AM EST
    Q7: It creates the opportunity for parents to fight with their children over HW instead of spending quality time together #leadlap #bendingED
  • jefferson_first Jan 20 @ 11:06 AM EST
    A6 they’re cranky, resentful, and probably need a nap #leadLAP #ditchhw
  • DonnaGoetz1 Jan 20 @ 11:06 AM EST
    I have a large number of international students whose parents send them here because the stress at their schools was too great. Just sayin’.#ditchhw #LeadLAP
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • SueTonnesen Jan 20 @ 11:07 AM EST
    He will do anything to avoid HW...and I don’t blame him! #leadlap
    In reply to @LindaEdwardsi
  • drjonesie17 Jan 20 @ 11:07 AM EST
    A6: If Ss are up late doing HW, we have sucked away the love of learning from the day. They need to rest & enjoy family time. #LeadLAP
  • KLukawecky Jan 20 @ 11:07 AM EST
    A4: I agree! The best feedback is in the moment, oral feedback that is specific and meaningful. Ss can ask questions, get clarification and go deeper. #LeadLAP
  • TechieTeachOtt Jan 20 @ 11:07 AM EST
    Absolutely! Schools do a pretty terrible job for the most part of preparing them for the futures they will have. Time to change! #LeadLAP
    • apadalino Jan 20 @ 11:02 AM EST
      We need to get out of the factory model and into teaching how Ss will be working. Collaboration and projects around content get them excited. #LeadLAP
      In reply to @inpursuitofed, @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • nankr1120 Jan 20 @ 11:07 AM EST
    Thanks! Super excited to have just recently received 5 iPads to make this happen! #FlipgridFever had hit the Ingenious Lab! #Nan3EDU #LeadLAP
    In reply to @Flipgrid
  • leeannjung Jan 20 @ 11:07 AM EST
    A6 It takes the longest for the S who is struggling or has an IEP. This S already hates school and is at risk for dropout in HS. #LeadLAP
  • bethhill2829 Jan 20 @ 11:07 AM EST
    A6: Some Kids work very late, and still have homework to do when they return home. Some kids don’t have a home. Some kids live in turmoil, violence, and total chaos. Sometimes we know who those kids are. Sometimes we don’t. #leadlap #ditchHW
  • burgess_shelley - Moderator Jan 20 @ 11:07 AM EST
    He does not want to go to school without his homework, and I refuse to have him exhausted and sick. Crazy schedules for student athletes w/ practice AND homework! #LeadLAP #DitchHW
    In reply to @mr_hayes
  • mrschilders314 Jan 20 @ 11:07 AM EST
    Many times students will tell me they were trying a problem at home and got stuck for a long time. Then I will show them their tiny mistake that could have been taken care of in two seconds in class! If their grade depended on it? Yikes. #LeadLAP #DitchHW
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • jenmalitvbcps Jan 20 @ 11:07 AM EST
    A4: Both small groups and tech provide immediate feedback. Small groups are more personal and help build relationships. Tech gives instant feedback and opportunity for personalized learning. #DitchHW #LeadLAP
  • spiralEDU Jan 20 @ 11:07 AM EST
    #leadlap I think it’s important for adults to not take home work as well. We might often feel we need to work late, but it comes at a toll of rest, wellness, & connection to family
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • mr_hayes Jan 20 @ 11:07 AM EST
    A6: For one, it makes them irritable and sluggish. It makes it extremely difficult for them to learn anything new. A tired mind is not a friend to learning. #leadlap
  • herrplatt Jan 20 @ 11:07 AM EST
    Studies show how much sleep kids really need. 5-6hrs doesn’t cut it #ditchhw #leadlap
    In reply to @alicekeeler
  • craigklement Jan 20 @ 11:07 AM EST
    Craig, RTI Facilitator in Texas hopping in late #LeadLAP
  • MarianaGSerrato Jan 20 @ 11:07 AM EST
    A7: I remember hearing my siblings "having fun" as I was still doing HW, and resenting the assignment and the teacher even more. #ditchhw #leadlap
  • Kathie042500 Jan 20 @ 11:08 AM EST
    A6: When a student is exhausted it negatively impacts their learning in the classroom. There is no gain in assigning homework when this happens. #LeadLAP #DitchHW
    In reply to @jmattmiller, @alicekeeler, @burgess_shelley, @BethHouf
  • jmattmiller Jan 20 @ 11:08 AM EST
    A7: When students are in-person with their highly qualified teacher, he/she can guide them to deeper thinking. Here are ways teachers can kick thinking up a notch ... #LeadLAP #DitchHW @alicekeeler @burgess_shelley @bethhouf
  • coacheagan Jan 20 @ 11:08 AM EST
    A7: when you don’t have the support of the T there, you try and have mom/Dad help which leads to frustration, arguing, etc. homework is not a family relationship builder #DitchHW #leadlap
  • BethHouf - Moderator Jan 20 @ 11:08 AM EST
    A7: It leads to parents resenting school as well as students, which completely erodes culture. #leadlap #ditchhw
  • RogerGurganus Jan 20 @ 11:08 AM EST
    A7: Parents are forced to take on the role of a highly effective educator! Man I so glad my doctors dont send us home with homework; I don’t think I have the skills to do surgery! #LeadLAP
  • dianepeterson01 Jan 20 @ 11:08 AM EST
    #LeadLAP A5: Ss love using #Seesaw to share learning! Pics, notes, blog, activities, audio, commenting... Also #Kidblog to share & connect. Learning has leveled up with these!
  • drjonesie17 Jan 20 @ 11:08 AM EST
    That will only destroy any possible love of learning Ss can have #LeadLAP
    In reply to @Stella_Pollard