Various consultations sent to the school. How should the teacher respond to consultations from parents and the community? We asked Mr. Kuniaki Suzuki, who has a wealth of experience as a class teacher, about the points when dealing with various consultations sent to the school. The theme of the 69th session was “Be careful to erase the part outside the range if you solve the drill beyond the range specified in your homework.”

What is homework?

Homework is one of the things that can create a gap in consciousness between school and home, and both can get sick. Schools sometimes give homework uniformly, but the situation at home varies. Under such circumstances, the problem of “pre-emptive learning” often occurs.

If you look up “homework” in a dictionary, it will be “1. Learning issues that teachers impose on children/students as something that should be do at home, 2. Issues that have been carry over to a later date (Shogakukan / Digital Daijirin)”. I am. In addition, homework is not position in the curriculum guidelines, which are the legal basis for learning at school. Homework is do by the school and the teacher at their discretion, and the legal basis is not clear.

In such a situation, if parents complain like this theme, the school will need to confirm how to do their homework. In many cases, the school has decided on a unified way of doing homework. However, the actual operation is often decide by the grade or class.

What you have done can lead to distrust

Not only homework but some schools unify the approach at school, such as Standard. The reason is that children will not be confuse when the year changes, etc. by using a unified method to some extent. There are good points of such “standard”, but it is also a fact that there are problems.

This method of “erasing what you have work on once” may discourage your child’s learning motivation. is. Although the way homework is doing is left to the grade and teacher, erasing what you have do can lead to distrust from children and parents. It is say that a certain number of “spills” occur at school as well “spills”. I think the intention is to have the drills work at the same pace throughout the class, but I feel that it is still inappropriate. If you want to work at the same pace, you will need to carefully explain the reasons to your children and parents. Even if you explain it carefully, you may make a mistake. In such a case, it is important to tell them to be careful the next time, and I think it is a little different to erase what they have done.

Educational methods have changed significantly

Words such as “individual optimization” and “school concept” are heard at schools. In recent years, there have been major changes in educational methods in the field of education. The learning approach using paper textbooks, notebooks, and blackboards, which we have been working on for over 100 years since the Meiji era, is changing depending on each tablet / PC terminal. Even in the event of a corona epidemic, many schools offer classes online rather than closing schools. I feel that I need to change my way of thinking about homework a little. I think the children in the class must do homework uniformly, but I think that there will be more homework that suits the child (work on the parts that are not good, investigate further on the parts that you like, etc.). increase.

This project accepts questions from readers. Please click the button below and submit from the form displayed. In addition to the consultations that sent to the school, we are looking for consultation cases that parents like to ask Mr. Suzuki about how to respond to, such as consultations that the parents gave to the school.

Examination of how school affairs

On February 3, 2022, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology will hold the second “Expert Meeting on Informatization of School Affairs under the School Concept” online. The meeting is open to the public online. Applications for hearing will be accepte until 1:00 pm on February 1st.

Following the 1st meeting held on December 23, 2021, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology will hold the 2nd “Expert Meeting on Informatization of School Affairs under the School Concept”. To prevent the spread of new coronavirus infections, it will be open to the public online using Zoom.

On the day of the event, we will take up the cases of three local governments, Kasugai City. Aichi Prefecture, Konosu City, Saitama Prefecture, and Minato Ward, Tokyo, regarding. The status of computerization of school affairs using one terminal per person, as well as the utilization of educational data. Regarding the status of examinations and efforts, the agenda includes the results of a survey on the status of efforts for school work style reform by the Board of Education in the 3rd year of the Ordinance.

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