Homework is an important part of every child’s school experience. It is an opportunity to engage in learning at home and to support what is learned during the school day. Homework encourages good study habits at an early age that will help students to be successful. School staff, teachers, students and the family all play a key role in supporting homework. Positive and open school-home partnerships ensure students have the support they need to be successful.
The TDSB Homework Policy outlines how everyone involved works together and is written based on current teaching and learning practice, research, student census data and the results of consultation with parents, educators and the community. The policy balances the time required to complete homework with extra-curricular activities and other activities that support personal and family wellness.
Homework Tips and Resources
Parents/guardians are a key part of finding homework success. Some tips on what you can do to support your child include:
- Set a time for homework and provide a quiet space away from distractions
- Practice math, reading and writing daily and encourage your child to help you read and write everyday items such as recipes, newspapers or shopping lists
- Show interest and talk about what happened at school
- Praise and encourage your child to ask for help when needed
- Keep in touch with teachers and ask about completed homework
Looking for extra help with homework, talk to your child’s teacher and/or principal.