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Homework Hassles
Volume 2

Green Light

Put an end to some students' frustration with homework by giving them a "green light." Assign the first few questions from the homework assignment as a "green light" activity near the end of the class period. When students have completed those questions, look over their responses; give them permission to move on, or help them to get on track with the assignment. You might write "green light" on the page or hand out a green candy or stick a green-dot sticker on the paper. The "green light" gives students a good start on their homework and builds confidence. And it can be fun!

Education World Teacher Feature: Starring Carol Gibson
(Education World, February 28, 2005)

Article by Cara Bafile
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