Most of us give too much homework. Think carefully about the homework you are giving by asking yourself two questions: Why are you assigning the homework (your objective) and will the activity you are thinking of assigning help you achieve that objective?
Many times we will realize that the purpose for which we are assigning homework cannot happen at home. Remember, homework should not be used to ask students to acquire new knowledge or skills so if you are using homework for that purpose, you will need to redistribute your time so that students can acquire these in class. Homework should always be designed so that students can complete it independently.
Principle Six Tip Sheet: Homework