Throw out the homework and let kids read comics, says city principal

The Dominion Post 15/02/2010

Wellington schools are scrapping traditional homework methods, instead telling pupils to read comics and the backs of cereal packets to improve reading skills. They also suggest pupils improve their spelling by doing crosswords and playing board games but warn that parents should not rely solely on school lessons to improve the children’s achievement in maths. The move has been backed by education expert Professor John Hattie, who says he has found “zero evidence” that homework helps to improve time management or study skills.
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