Yet Cooper and his colleagues also understood that children experience burnout when too much homework is done. It offers a 10-minute rule in which a kindergarten student receives a 10-minute task, and if a student progresses through each class, an additional 10 minutes are added to the time needed to do their homework. Similarly, Dr. Jennifer Davis Bowman, an associate professor of pedagogy and psychology at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio, agrees that homework can be beneficial if teachers administer it correctly to students. The prohibition of homework avoids all these problems. Students have time to rest and relax, and families are spared unexpected expenses or equipment purchases that are hard to find in the short term. Teachers also don`t have extra time and effort to check their homework, and they can spend more time preparing and working in the classroom. Poe`s bill will institutionalize and expand the Department of Education`s (DepEd) Circular Protocol No. 392 in 2010, which prevents teachers from doing homework on weekends so students can spend more time with their families. Most parents and children in these schools and classes loved it – and for good reasons: the more holistic approach to learning proved to be a provider of academic services and healthier, more confident and safer students. These schools and teachers show that children can benefit from little or no homework. Some of the benefits are: One teacher found that if she didn`t give her so-graders compulsory homework, they started learning at home more independently.
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