Three education experts teamed up to write a book called From Surviving to Thriving: Mastering the Art of the Elementary Classroom. One of the revolutionary ideas they share is called Family Homework, described below:
“Family homework provides real life situations for students to apply concepts and skills they are learning at school. These types of assignments are designed to be integrated into a family’s weekly routine. It involves parents in their children’s education. Create a monthly calendar of family homework assignments that connect to current class curriculum.”
The authors discuss this idea, along with how teachers can continually improve their teaching methods, in a post on their blog:
I believe education is a process that should bring families together rather than pull them apart. Family homework is a great way for parents to enjoy quality time with their children while learning along with them!