Homework Techniques

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Homework Club P-6
Homework Club is offered each Tuesday morning from 8:15am - 8:40am in the Primary Learning Support Room. Your friendly Support Teachers, Michelle and Jess, will be there to assist your child with his/her homework. See you there!

Homework Club/Tutoring Yrs7-11
Each Tuesday and Thursday afternoon homework club and tutoring will be available to students from Years 7-11. The support teachers and Mr. Smith (Maths/Science) will be available regularly to assist. Please book with the teachers in the Secondary Learning Centre on the morning you wish to attend. Sessions will be held in the Library from 3-4pm.

Techniques for Helping Your Child Put Off -
Putting Off Homework

Michael Bernard who wrote the program, 'You Can Do It!', has identified a number of techniques that may challenge your child into changing their habits towards their homework and schoolwork. He states, "With goals in mind and excuses left behind, your child can start to learn techniques for breaking through the barriers to achievement". "Parents make the difference in how well their children achieve at school. By being informed, involved, firm, affectionate, and calm. No matter what the age, parents are the most important influen​ces over a child's achievement".

Technique One: Knock-Out Technique
The harder and more boring the work, better it is to do it immediately just to get it out of the way.

Technique Two: Worst-First Approach
Identify the most difficult part and do it first.

Technique Three: Bits and Pieces Approach
Feeling overwhelmed by the amount or a perfectionist who believes that they need to know everything before strarting. Working on any part does not need to make connections.

​​ Technique Four: Salami Technique
Slice into bite size pieces to enable the task into more manageable and simple parts.

Technique Five: Remember-Forgetting Technique
Having difficulty organising and forgets what needs to be done in homework. Teach to do at least some of it immediately.

Technique Six: Five Minute Plan
Having difficulty getting started - take something that keeps being put off and agreeing to work on it for five minutes each day. Then increase it by five minutes each day to build up to required time.

Technique Seven: Switching
Take the momentum gained from an enjoyable activity (eg..skateboarding,drawing) and immediately switching over to a task that is being put off.

Technique Eight: Premack Procedure
Selecting an enjoyable activity and not doing it until the homework is completed.

Technique Nine: Referenting
Writing down all the benefits that will happen when the homework is completed and all the negatives if the work is not completed.

Technique Ten: Establishing Set Time
Schedule a set homework time and consistently follow this time daily - routine.

Technique Eleven: Establishing Priorities
Identify the things that need to be done and the things they like to do. Then write the most important to the least important.

Technique Twelve: Isolation
Isolate from distractions when there is work to be done. The exception to this rule is music as it tends to relax one.

Technique Thirteen: Visible Reminders
Some children profit by having visual reminders. Put up signs around the room.