Homework Policy Evaluations

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Classroom Management, Engagement, & Motivation: Task 1 Ms. Smith’s homework policy applies the principles of best practices in positive social interaction by being clear in her expectations and allowing opportunity for communication and feedback. Ms. Smith’s homework policy promotes positive social interaction between herself and the student when she verbally explains her policy at the beginning of every year. She is clear with her expectations and reinforces them throughout the year. Sending a copy of the policy home to the parents and providing the student with their own copy promotes student-parent interaction as well as parent-teacher interaction. Ms. Smith encourages interaction when students fail to pickup graded homework assignments and need to ask for them after class. This practice helps provide an opportunity for Ms. Smith to interact with the student regarding their homework. Ms. Smith encourages feedback by promoting students with the use of an appeal process when they believe a mistake has been made on their homework. In a second grade class, Ms. Smith’s homework policy would not be developmentally appropriate in its entirety. Verbally explaining and sending home copies of a homework policy would be appropriate for a second grade class. The periodic review of the policy and reinforcement would also be fitting in a second grade homework policy and promote positive social interaction. The reduction in grading for not turning in homework is not developmentally appropriate for second grade. The teacher-student-parent connection is also not continuously reinforced. Second grade home work policies should be focused on developing good study skills, habits and a regular home connection keeping families informed ("Research Spotlight on Homework"). There is little collaboration between the student and teacher to develop the homework policy

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