Notification from: Quest Academy
Hey, Quest Families! You may have noticed the word “optional” appearing on many elementary teacher blogs regarding homework. Please take a moment to read the attached information. Note the benefits associated with kids reading something they enjoy for just 20 minutes each day. We will always promote parents and students reading at home!!! Next, read Alfie Kohn’s findings and summary of homework in elementary. In addition to Kohn’s insights, John Hattie, a renowned author, educator, and researcher, found that homework for elementary age students has an effect of zero. These findings are supported by decades of literacy research.
NOTE: Despite this research, there are parents who are passionate about their children doing homework or review activities after school. We have asked teachers to provide “optional” resources for those families. Those resources will appear on individual teacher blogs.
With the above information in mind, please know that our Quest educators plan on doing everything possible to help your students make the growth they need while at school. Our programs and curriculum are researched-based and effective. Countless hours have been spent working with nationally renowned educators and the State office to ensure the programs implemented by teachers at Quest will provide personalized, meaningful learning. We love your kids and we’ve got their backs! Enjoy your time at home with your kids and continue to encourage them to read for enjoyment!