Coaxing teenagers to sit down and do their homework is never an easy task. But is it actually worth their while to slave away for hours on end every evening? Not according to a new study of Spanish secondary school students which has concluded that the optimum amount of homework for children is around one hour a day.

Secondary stage is a period of transition when the individual changes from a child to an adult rapidly - physically and psychologically. Secondary students are encountering physical, social, emotional, and intellectual changes in their lives. It is at this time that students need a new approach, like the flipped classroom, to be brought in by the teachers into the classroom.

Children don’t mind working hard when they enjoy it. Here are 10 ways to make homework creative, interesting and fun.

Checklists and charts can help students take responsibility for themselves and their work. Here are three instances, where these helped students with homework and attendance. 

Let’s Complete Homework

“But Mama – Why do we get homework?” asked my boy for the umpteenth time. Over time, I had come to dread this question as what followed was convincing, negotiating, bargaining, and finally threatening – majorly out of frustration of not being able to get my son to complete all the work given by his teachers – to complete his homework.

Homework can be made more interesting by relating topics learned in class to activities like research, project work etc.

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