Mike Town, one of Tesla STEM High School’s founding teachers, is a recipient of the Patsy Collins Award for Excellence in Education, Environment, and Community.
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Following these guidelines can help decrease tension associated with homework and increase your child’s learning. For your child to be successful with homework, he or she needs:
A place to do homework. If possible, your child should do homework in the same place (an uncluttered, quiet space to study).
A schedule for completing homework. Set a homework schedule that fits in with each week’s particular activities.
Encouragement, motivation, and prompting. It is not a good idea to sit with your child and do homework with him or her. Your child needs to practice independently and to apply what has been learned in class. If your child consistently cannot complete homework assignments alone, please contact the teacher.
Understanding of the knowledge. When your child is practicing a skill, ask which steps he or she finds difficult and easy and how he or she plans to improve speed and accuracy with the skill. If your child is working on a project, ask what knowledge is being used to complete the work. If your child consistently cannot answer these questions, please contact the teacher.
Reasonable time expectation. If your child seems to be spending too much time each night on homework, please contact the teacher. The basic expectation is 10 minutes per grade level beginning in kindergarten (so 10 minutes for K-1, 20 for second grade, and so on).
At bedtime. When it is time to go to bed, please stop your child, even if the homework is not finished.Grading: The teacher will grade each homework assignment for content and timeliness. If your child turns in an assignment late, the score for “timeliness” will reflect the lateness.