Steps for Helping your Students
Encourage them to spend “whatever time it takes” for them to complete all of their home work. Different students have more difficulty in different subjects or with different assignments in the same subject. So, help them to understand that they may have to spend extra time in these areas or subjects to be successful. Encourage them to ask questions in class and to take complete notes of class lecture and demonstrations. Require them to bring all of their books home every night. The Collierville High Policy recommends that the average high school student should have between 1.5 and 2.5 hours of home work five nights a week (Monday through Thursday and at sometime during the weekend.) Require your student to have a minimum of 1.5 to 2.5 hours of “set“ study time in a supervised area (like the dining room or kitchen table) where you can make sure they are actually spending their study time wisely. Parents should check to make sure that all assignments for all classes are completed each night before the “set“ study time is over. If these assignments are not completed the study time should be extended until all work is completed. If your student completes all of their home work quickly, the remaining time should be spent in reviewing previous work which was difficult for them. Students could also preview their future assignments.