Classmates is an exciting series launched in September 2003 from Continuum. Packed with practical advice, and written in a witty and accessible style, these essential guides will tackle all the key aspects of teaching. As teacher's experience an increasingly heavy workload and take on extra responsibilities, both inside and outside of the curriculum, these short pithy guides are designed specifically to reach the needs of those with a hectic lifestyle, Classmates will be every teacher's key companion and a must for every school staffroom.
Victoria Kidwell taught modern languages and english for fourteen years. However, she left teaching a couple of years ago to concentrate on her writing career. She has written 'Assemblies' and 'Homework' for the Classmates series.
Introduction; Definition of homework; Research on homework; Priorities for future research; The homework debate; Government guidelines for homework; Implementation of guidelines: Primary Schools; Implementation of guidelines: Secondary Schools; School policies and the class or subject teacher; School managers' checklist; The pupils' perspective; How to vary your homework tasks; Motivating reluctant pupils; Extending Opportunity: A National Framework for Study Support; Bibliography; Useful resources