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To motivate her students to turn in their homework, Bluebird's Classroom implemented a few controversial practices, including, giving students the answers to their homework.

Homework is, after all, practice. If a kid doesn't get it, and does the homework wrong (if he does it at all), then he's repeating the wrong thing. He's learning and remembering something that is wrong. However, if you give the kid a key to check the work, then they're doing it correctly, and learning it correctly.

It’s not for everybody Bluebird admits, but she says it’s worked wonders in her classroom.

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Hello. I am an online student working on my masters in reading. Our asssignemt this week is to participate in a blog. I found this one interesting as both a teacher and a parent. I find homework to be grueling at my house. Not only that, it is sometimes difficult for a parent to figure out what the child is doing! I'd be interested in learning more about this practice. I think it would be fun to experiment with it.

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Giving students choices for homework assignments is a great idea. The program probably takes some time to set up but looks like one that would be worth a try. I used to love it when the answers were in the backs of the math books. It was so helpful to check the answers.

ı do really agree with you.But the point is that we should make sure our students not to look at the answers before they do their homework.The key is that the relation between us should be based on trssting each other otherwise the answers you give would just be a lie that we say to ourselves.

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