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Family Homework

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:

Keeping Current or Becoming a Lifelong Learner!

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!


Dane Dormio is an online tutor and academic coach who specializes in helping all types of students achieve life and academic success, especially homeschooled students and those preparing for STEM careers. More information and resources can be found on his website at

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