I hate homework. Don't you? Be honest. It isn't fun to plan for, copy, enforce completion, grade, or return to students. It makes me feel like I am banging my head against the wall. Ugh.
Ok, now that I have gotten that out of the way...
Enter homework Whole Brain style. I have high hopes for this model. Here is another fun video from Chris Biffle! You should really watch this one. He makes some great points! You only need to watch the first 15 minutes to get the gist of the homework model.
I changed mine up a little, which is a great thing about WBT. Coach B gives you free reign to tweak his ideas to meet your classroom needs!
Why would kids do extra homework???????
Peer pressure makes it happen. The class earns one point for every star of homework completed. Any student who did one star homework earns the class one star and so on. This is how you reinforce students doing their homework:
- Call for 1 star homework. Those students raise their paper in the air and you tally the points. (1 for each)
- Call for 2 star homework. Those students stand up and raise their paper in the air. (2 points)
- Call for 3 star homework. Those students stand up, raise their paper in the air, and jump up and down. (3 points)
- Call for 4 star homework. Those students do the same as 3 star, but everyone cheers for them! (4 points)
- Call for 5 star homework. Those students get to come to the front of the room and do the above. They get the loudest cheers. (5 points)
|So if we earn 45 or less points during the week we get 3 minutes of free time. 46-85 points gets us 10 minutes and 86 or more will get us 20 minutes of free time.|
I didn't add any decoration or fun fonts, because I needed it to be straight forward. So they aren't that pretty, but they will be very functional.
As always, if you want the powerpoint file to edit yourself, just email me.
rmoris at mesquiteisd dot org