For many of us, we have grown up believing that more homework equates to more learning and rigor. We can perhaps recall spending countless hours studying textbooks, answering questions, and completing assignments. However, is this belief rooted in truth? Does research support the notion that an increase in the amount and time spent on homework leads to more learning?
This topic has been a subject of intense debate over the past five decades, with a plethora of research conducted to determine the effects of homework on learning, both positive and negative. Here’s what the research has revealed:
At BAIS, we believe in a holistic approach to education that takes into account the well-being of our students’ minds and hearts. While homework is an aspect of learning, we recognize the importance of providing purposeful and manageable amounts of homework to support our students’ mental and emotional health. With the advent of AI, such as ChatGPT, and other online resources, we are being challenged to find new ways to make sure homework is meaningful.
We do want to acknowledge that certain courses, such as Advanced Placement classes, may require more homework than others, but we are committed to striking a balance that ensures our students’ well-being and academic success. Ultimately, we aspire to cultivate critical and creative thinkers who are equipped to tackle life’s challenges with confidence and resilience.
Lory Hough. Are You Down With or Done With Homework?. (Harvard Ed. Magazine, 2012). https://www.gse.harvard.edu/news/ed/12/01/are-you-down-or-done-homework
Week Without Walls
Seclusion National Holiday
Third Quarter Ends
WWW is next Week!
Transportation: A HUGE thank you to the parents who are generously donating their vehicles and drivers to BAIS during WWW! The final information should be emailed to you by the end of the day on Friday, so if you didn’t receive it, please check your spam and contact Ms. Ribbens (firstname.lastname@example.org). Additionally, a hard copy will be sent home in today’s Friday Folders (elementary families) or on Monday (secondary families) Thanks so much!
Any baby items to bless the babies home; new or in good condition (i.e. clothing, blankets, diapers, shampoo, baby wipes)
We will also visit the kids home, ages 3-10 yrs old. We would love to take any kids “activities” (coloring books, colored pencils, crayons, bubbles, play doh, etc) or toy donations (new or gently used) for the kids.
All donations need to be received by Tuesday afternoon.
Large reusable cloth bags (like the McDonald’s bags), Reusable gloves (could be gardening gloves or thick rubber gloves)
Play, Learn, and Grow Together
Bags of individually wrapped candy
School supplies – new or gently used
School bags – new or gently used
Pencil cases – new or gently used
Sports equipment – balls (soccer, volleyball, basketballs, badminton rackets, birdies)
We have sent the 2023 – 2024 tuition invoices. Please check your BAIS family email and let us know if you didn’t receive it. We would like to inform you that the due date for the early bird discount is March 24, 2023. Please send us proof of payment if you are making a transfer through your bank to email@example.com.
If you have any questions, please let us know.
We are excited to announce that we are going to be hosting the Indonesian International Small School Activity Conference (IISSAC) for Swimming, Badminton, and Cross Country this year. This event is taking place on the weekend of April 28th-30th. IISSAC committee is looking for sponsors (Parents or Businesses). If you are interested in becoming a sponsor and would like to have more information, please contact: Hani Ramappa email: firstname.lastname@example.org or WA +6281214481338