The Importance of Homework

‘Homework’ is the bane of every parent who has ever put a child in school; or at least seen that way by most parents. Yes, it can be tiring and difficult to carry out and help with, most of the times.

Homework is good! Except for those cases of schools, that overloads the children with much writing and assignments. The truth is; ‘Homework’ has its intentions in the right place. It’s necessary for children to have practice that will help them internalize critical parts of the day’s teaching.

Some of the better CBSE schools in Bangalore give very limited homework, mostly a reinforcement of what was done in school that day. Children may be asked to repeat a few sums, maybe write an answer done in class or just read the lessons taught that day.

Relief! Isn’t it? Homework when planned well and done right by the School, can be of great benefit. It is pivotal for children, to revise all that’s taught in class. Let’s say 5 different subjects for the day were done. Homework will be a refresher course on all of them.

The children’s ability to recall and recapture are catalyzed with a little help from the homework diary. They learn to use their time correctly through it.

Not just that; they even learn to work on their own, something parents should be proud of!

Independent work also leads in the growth of responsibility in the child. Whether bouquets or brickbats are earned in return, this is a crucial personality trait that will carry the young-ling to great places in life.

One of the best CBSE Schools in Bangalore, St. Andrews, Whitefield, is all about empowering the spirit of independence in children. Not just through teaching, activities, projects and vast libraries but through wisely-structured homework.

Here they will be encouraged to think and wonder on the things of life, true learning is always more fun and permanent than simple studying. Through different resources, the child will get to expand the scope of his/her work and learning. Well planned homework also encourages the young one to ask questions hence developing brainstorming skills.

Homework is good…in fact it’s ingenious. As long as it’s structured well by the School; it will remain a blessing for both parent and child. The learning done through homework is what reflects on the academic life and the intellect of a child.

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St Andrews

St. Andrews School was established in 1985 to fulfill the vision of its founder, the late Mr. Louis Emanuel. He believed that 'education is a service' and his mission was to instill in young people the value of 'education for life'. Throughout its history, the school has striven to do just that. St. Andrews is committed to strong academic standards and holistic education as demonstrated through an incredible range of extra-curricular and co-curricular activities.

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