Revealing that some themes consistently speak to what we need to hear and want to use, the top Musicuentos post of 2016 was a simple repost of the previous year’s homework choice systems update. The post explains how I incorporate a homework choice system and offers links to see what other teachers do as well.
Happy new year, everyone.
Nine homework choice systems for world language classrooms
Have you thought about adding student choice to spice up your concept of homework and increase student motivation? Have you already been using student choice in homework for years but could use a few new options or a change in assessment system? Here is my kind of prerequisite annual post on options for homework choice.
First, here’s my new list for elementary students, including updates like finding fun stuff in the interactive map for Mexico’s Parque Sésamo theme park and singing karaoke with Disney.
Next, here’s my updated list for early-to-mid novice students, including options like taking an online quiz and profiling the latest person featured by @YoSoyMexicano.
Finally, don’t forget that I’ve posted links (also copied below) for eight homework choice systems you can mine for gems from others, too. I know I have!
- My intermediate options and point system
- Kara Jacobs‘ system
- Noah Geisel‘s system, and some Pinterest ideas Noah found useful
- Laura Sexton’s choice stuff in one place!
- Tana Krohn‘s list
- Bethanie Carlson Drew’s updated list(and I stole the name from her!)
- Katherine Matheson’s version
- The Creative Language Class’s Real World Homework
Remember, autonomy motivates; how can we include more of it in our classrooms?