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Helping Your Students With Homework: A Guide for Teachers - February 1998

Tips for Getting Homework Done

7. Give homework that makes learning personal

"The assignments that work best have to do with the students--the assignments are personal to them," explains Phyllis Orlicek, a high school English teacher from Arkansas. These assignments often allow students to draw upon their family, cultural, and community experiences and learn to appreciate better both their own and their classmates' backgrounds.
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