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Giving Homework Helps Your Students Learn



Homework is an important way for students to learn the lessons. It gives them a chance to practice what they have learned and it allows you, the teacher to know if the students understand what you have taught. Make sure you give the homework information clearly, the students know the purpose of the homework, make sure to give proper feedback on the homework, and make sure the homework is interesting.

When giving homework make sure to state the directions clearly. It might even help to have a typed up instruction on a worksheet that you can give out to the students. If the students need to use a book as a reference make sure to have the page numbers on the homework guide. If the students have a set of directions they must follow like how to create a blog post using WordPress then make sure all of the steps in creating a blog post is outlined.

Students need to learn the purpose of their homework so they can better understand the goal of completing the assignment. For example, if your students have to write an essay make sure you tell your students why they have to write the essay. For example, if your students have to write an essay about photography in the 1950s, be certain to tell them they have to write an essay about photography history so they better understand what photography was like in the 1950s, what tools they had that they could use, and compare what photography was like in 1950s to what photography is like in the present times.

Once the students have completed their assignments it is up to you, the teacher to make sure to give detailed feedback. Feedback is very important because it will help the students learn what areas they can improve in and what areas they were able to understand. Feedback may also come in the form of other peers commenting. For example, if the students have written an essay about photography you can have students post their essays on a WordPress blog and have the students comment on each other’s essays.

Homework gives students the chance to display what areas they succeed in. Make sure you give an adequate amount of homework and ensure that the homework is pertinent to the subject matter the students are learning. Homework does not have to feel like homework. There are ways you can give fun homework so make sure to do research on ways on how you can make the homework fun. For example, if the students are learning about current events you can have the students go online and find an article they are interested in and bring it to class and share it with each other.

Homework is key in educating the students. As a teacher, it is your job to make instructions clear, the goal of the homework stated, the students learn how well they did with completing the homework, and most importantly that the students are engaged when completing the homework. Make homework interesting and your students will love you for it.

Names, Names, Names, Names

My name is Marie Therese Alanzado Lawlor. It’s so long because I was born in the Philippines, but in America I just go by Marie Therese Lawlor because Therese Alanzado would not fit in the entry field for middle name.

First Name: Marie

Marie or Maria is the first name for many of the women here in Alanzado side of the family. My grandmother is Maria Clara, my mother is Maria Cecilia and I was made Marie to match Therese. My mom debated between Marie Therese which is more on the French side or Maria Theresa which is more Spanish. My uncle in Cebu is even married to a Maria. I have a first cousin named Ivy Marie. My mom’s two sisters are also Maria. There’s too many Maries and Marias so we do not go by that name.

Middle Name: Therese

That’s the name I go by. When I introduce myself to people outside of my family I introduce myself as Therese so classmates and coworkers call me Therese, but my family has made things more complicated and nicknamed me Ting Ting so I go by Ting Ting at home and to make things fun my cousins are also nicknamed Bing Bing for Ivy, Peng Peng for Penelope so you can see the fun my family has with nicknames.

Second Name: Alanzado

Alanzado is my mother’s maiden name and here in the Philippines family last names are important because here Alanzado means to people Therese has a big farm over there, with a bunch of fruit trees so we can go to her house and ask for durians. She’ll surely have some in stock, which is sort of true. Here it’s important when I want to impress people that my name is Therese Alanzado Lawlor. If you don’t say the Alanzado part they say, “What’s your mom’s last name? Oh that last name yes! You guys have durians!”

Last Name: Lawlor

My mom married my step dad who is American and so I got to go to America and he decided to adopt me so I could get a dual citizenship and be Filipino and American. So last name is Lawlor.

That’s the interesting fact about my name now I hope you all know me better!