Homework Tips | Conseils pour les devoirs

What is Homework? | Les devoirs : c'est quoi?

Homework is teacher assigned and teacher monitored learning experiences that take place outside the classroom.  Homework is a planned part of the education process designed to enhance student learning and is directly connected to the Ontario Curriculum Learning Expectations, Learning Skills and Ministry of Education Reporting Guidelines.

Homework is also a means of demonstrating and building the partnership between home and school that leads to more consistent success in all aspects of school life.

There are different types of homework such as: 

  • Completion (anything not completed in class)
  • Practice (review and reinforcement of material presented in class)
  • Preparation (home preparation for the next day’s class work)
  • Extension/Creation (creative applications that integrate and/or expand upon classroom learning)

Good study and work habits involve the ability to organize and use time productively. These skills are taught at school and should be reinforced at home.

Homework reinforces classroom instruction; however, if a child is having difficulties or if parents have concerns, they are encouraged to contact the classroom teacher. Older children may wish to contact their teachers and or their classmates.

It is beneficial to share concerns, ideas, talents, as well as frustrations.