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Opinion: Homework Success a Matter of Motivation

UT educational psychology professor Erika Patall suggests in an op-ed that rather than debating the effectiveness and volume of homework assignments, teachers should be asking how best to motivate their students to succeed at the task.

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University of Texas at austin educational psychology professor Erika Patall suggests in an op-ed that rather than debating the effectiveness and volume of homework assignments, teachers should be asking how best to motivate their students to succeed at the task. Putting more focus on relating homework to students interests and skills, providing clear expectations and routines, and giving students a sense of autonomy will make the process more meaningful for learners. (Austin American-Statesman)

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