The answer to this question will vary, depending on the circumstances of each individual case. In the past, it has been common for a teacher to threaten a student with homework consequences if they did not do their work on time. Nowadays, many teachers simply remind students to do their homework during their free period at school. Some school districts still use these old methods to enforce school rules, but most use email, texting, and social media to communicate with students about homework assignments.
Students can still be disciplined for skipping school and not doing their homework. For example, a parent may email a homework request to their child’s teacher. The teacher may reply that they will consider the request or not. If the request is made in person by the parent, or if the request is made with documentation such as a school report, the teacher may allow a student to do their assignment.
Parents need to consider that children do not learn through computer studies alone. Teachers and school administrators should recognize this and encourage homework participation. This includes encouraging students to do their assignments outside of the school and discussing how long they will need to do their homework. It may also be helpful to offer ideas for ways to make the assignments more interesting or enjoyable.
Homework is sometimes due on the same day as class. However, some classes allow a child to pick it up the next day. If a class is very slow, teachers may suggest that homework be done at home. It is important to realize that children should not be punished for a problem that occurs outside of school, especially if the problem is something that a parent should have addressed with the principal.
Instructors should ensure that a child does not feel pressured to do any more work than necessary for the assignment. It is important for students to understand what their homework is and to respect it. For example, if homework is due the following day, the student should be prepared to do the assignment and to complete it. Failure to do homework can result in an automatic grade deduction from a child’s school report card.
In most cases, a parent should provide the required supplies to accompany a homework assignment. These supplies should include any special papers or supplies needed for the assignment. Many parents are surprised to learn that many of the supplies that may be needed include things that they already own. This is especially true for younger children who may accidentally need a pencil.
There are also some exceptions to the rule that homework is not allowed in Canadian classrooms. In some schools, a homework assignment may be due the day after school and on school days where extracurricular activities require students to participate in extra activity or sports programming, a homework assignment cannot be completed. The majority of schools now allow homework to be completed at home by the parent, but some do expect homework to be submitted through the mail.
If you believe that your child is being encouraged to do homework even when they do not want to, you may want to talk to the school counselor or principal about it. Most schools have a policy against forcing a student to do work outside of their schedule. If you feel as though the punishment is not sufficient, a parent may file a suit against the school for violating the Canadian Education Act.
In most cases, it is not illegal for a child to do homework, but it is not appropriate or helpful to do so. Parents should keep in mind that children are very impressionable young people. Many will often take a task upon themselves, that can have them do work that is detrimental to their studies. For instance, completing a workbook on their own accord without any real effort or guidance is not very beneficial. It is never advised or common practice for a child to do schoolwork that they may not be able to do. This includes completing assignments outside of the recommended time frame.
Homework should not be equated with punishment. Students who do not understand what they are doing when it comes to work are not doing their best. However, they do not need to know why they were given the assignment in the first place. Even if the assignment is a form of homework, it is still not something that parents should encourage and allow their children to do.