September 28, 2017
Do you give homework?
If so, do you know why you give homework?
Today's discussion centers around questioning why we give homework.
I talk about 3 great reasons for giving homework and 5 problematic reasons.
Additionally, I speak to understanding that when homework is assigned you may not know who is actually doing the work (like a friend or a parent) as well as if the kids are simply doing the work to get it done or actually improving their understanding of the content.
I also spend a little time around the choices that kids make when confronted with too much homework.
I hope that you will revisit why you give homework and make sure that you are focused on good, appropriate practices.
Thanks for listening.
September 5, 2017
John Tibbetts is a 21-year veteran of the US Army and he is now the 2018 Georgia Teacher of the Year.
He served in combat as a tank commander in Desert Storm, was deployed to Turkey in the Iraq War and saw service with NATO headquarters in Afghanistan. He was on duty in the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.
He retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2004.
Since then he has been teaching in Georgia.
He became a teacher through the Georgia TAPP program which is an alternative certification program.
Mr. Tibbetts has taught in Tift County, Dougherty County, and now Worth County.
During his years in the classroom, he has taught US and world history, geography, government, and economics.
John currently teaches economics at Worth County High School and is the 2018 Georgia Teacher of the Year.
Connect with John:
Twitter - @2018GaTOTY
Facebook - GATeacher