The Homework Battle: Understanding the breakdown and supporting your child’s independence
By: Heather Ahern & Phil Newman, Next Step Academics
Event via Zoom
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
6:00 - 7:15 PM
Children with complex learning profiles often struggle with independent work, and homework can be where that struggle is the most obvious. During independent work like homework, social-emotional needs can impact students’ academic skill level. What students have done in class, cannot always be done independently. This creates avoidant behavior, frustration, and even anger. For others it means what takes 10 minutes at school can take an hour at night... with constant check-ins from parents. It can seem impossible for parents and educators to identify the barriers to success when they see it happening. During remote learning, these challenges are amplified. Everything can seem like homework.
We will present on the underlying causes of the daily homework struggle that can result in conflict and heartache. We will share our philosophy and model for helping students develop the skills and metacognition necessary to become successful independent learners. At the end of this presentation, you will better understand the emotional and academic barriers students face when approaching homework as well as some strategies to help students become successful independent learners.
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