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Homework Wellbeing
08 Feb 2024

Let's Talk About Homework: Reducing Teacher Workload

The topic of homework often ignites a complex mix of views and emotions for educators, but what ...

Author: Antoinette Morris

Homework AI
13 Nov 2023

5 Homework Alternatives For Busy Teachers

Feeling caught up in the endless cycle of setting and marking homework? You’re not alone! Every busy ...

Author: Antoinette Morris

Teachers Homework Blog
28 Feb 2019

The Hard Hitting Result of the 2019 Teaching Crisis

It’s long been known that teachers are overworked and the burden of admin and excessive workload is impactful to their lives, both mentally and ...

Author: Naimish Gohil

Homework Blog
26 Sep 2018

In Favour of Homework

It wouldn’t be a new academic year without a rowdy Twitter homework debate would it? This time it was a former professional footballer and TV presenter villain discussing ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Homework Blog Differentiated Homework
17 Apr 2018

Differentiated Homework: What it is, Benefits and How to Apply

Differentiated instruction in education has been a practice which schools and educators have been embracing since the 1960s. The concept of differentiated instruction was born ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Homework Blog
07 Mar 2018

What is the Wider Purpose of Homework? 

Homework has more of an impact on students than just helping improve their academic achievement. Studies have shown that regular homework can improve a multitude of life ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Homework Blog
05 Mar 2018

The 5 Metrics You Need to Know for Tracking Effective Homework

As a teacher, setting effective homework is only half the battle, getting your ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Homework Blog
05 Mar 2018

What Makes a Good Piece of Homework?

The completion of homework has long been linked to higher academic achievement in secondary ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Homework Blog
15 Jan 2018

Homework is a Global Issue

Homework is a universal concept that transcends countries and languages - regardless of ...

Author: Naimish Gohil

Homework Homework Policy Parental Involvement
29 Nov 2017

Increase Parental Involvement with Your Homework Policy

Homework can create a sense of tension at home for a number of reasons - tasks are set inconsistently, completing homework is always left to the last minute and children ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Benefits of Homework Homework Blog Homework Debate
15 May 2017

Research into the Importance of Homework

Homework as a concept has been around for hundreds of years, and today is considered the norm for modern schools. At secondary level, schools ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Homework Blog Guide Parental Engagement Parental Involvement Student & Parent Resources
09 May 2017

Supporting Your Child's Learning at Home 

Family involvement in children’s education has proven to have a positive impact on a student’s school life‭. ‬In Britain‭, ‬studies have ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

SLT Homework Blog Guide Tracking & Monitoring Quality Assurance SLT Resources
04 May 2017

How Quality Assuring Homework Improves Education

When setting homework‭, ‬you want to make sure the tasks you are setting are of a

Author: Bethany Spencer

Homework Blog Homework Debate
14 Nov 2016

Why Homework is Worthwhile

Yet again, we find ourselves in another heated homework debate. It’s almost impossible to scroll ...

Author: Naimish Gohil

Autonomous Learning Teachers Parents Homework Students Blog
07 Sep 2015

How Homework Can Contribute Towards Autonomous Learning

Homework is a form of independent learning that allows students to take hold of the reins of their ...

Author: Nabeelah Bulpitt

Technology Parents Homework Education Guest Blog Parental Engagement
30 Jun 2015

Parenting Pressures & Technology's Role in Education

Caroline Gallagher looks at the pressures of parenting and the role of technology in ...

Author: Nabeelah Bulpitt

Inspire Homework Blog Teaching Schools aid practice Help Sharing influence
22 May 2015

Tips for Teaching Schools to Effectively Share Best Practice

Teaching Schools can be role models for neighbouring schools to share their knowledge on sharing best practice for teaching and learning.

Author: Nabeelah Bulpitt

Tips & Tricks Parents Homework Blog Parental Involvement
07 May 2015

6 Tips to Help Your Child with Their Homework

It's crucial for parents to be involved and engaged in their child's school life, particularly the homework process.

Author: Bethany Spencer