Assignments and Action Steps
For one week, keep a “pedagogical diary” and record how the homework assignments you have given or plan to give your students concern practice, reading, or synthesis. How long do they take to complete? Is there a way to simplify the assignment while still accomplishing the same goal? Are some assignments formative and assess progress towards the summative goal? Then, share the results with your colleagues, academic team, or another homeschooling parent. Consider having your academic team do this together and then share the results and discuss at a team meeting. If you are a homeschool parent, consider sharing with your spouse or a homeschooling friend with similar philosophy of education.