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¿Deberes sí o no? What do you think about homework?

Homework is possibly one of the most discrepant topics between teachers, students, and parents.

I will give you my personal opinion (as a teacher)  about this topic and afterward, you can see an interesting video related to the topic, do a little bit of listening, and answer a few questions to practice and improve your Spanish if you are a student or if you are a teacher, this video can be a good idea to open a debate in your lessons… And why not? Reflect as a parent, student or teacher..

In my lessons with adults is easy, I just ask my students what they prefer and it is up to them if they want to practice during the week or not or if they have time or not to do homework … All the feedback is acceptable, and understandable, basically because sometimes, even if you want you can’t find the time to do homework.

But the hardest part is when I teach children or teenagers. Difficult to manage!! I have decided to send them practical homework. For example, games to review, recommendations of movies and music, presentations about something they are interested in… Why I took this decision? The main reason is that I know that the kids and teenagers have already too much homework and because I know that they don’t really want more extra homework.

However, I am personally in favor of doing homework for these three reasons 1) Reinforcement of what has been learned. 2) Promote study and work habits. 3) They favor autonomy. That’s why I like to send them something extra to practice but I think that homework should never be an expansion of the syllabus, only reinforcement, which should be sent alternately or weekly, not daily, and as I have said before, they should be practical to experience what has been learned in class.

Now, let’s go to listening (advanced level). Fantastic extra activity to keep learning Spanish after your lessons

We are going to watch a video about different people with different professions. Watch the video until minute 2.30 and answer these questions:

  1. ¿A qué crees que se dedica la persona que habla en el chat?
  2. ¿Cuál puede ser su profesión?

I leave you some questions that can be an interesting debate in your Spanish classes (advanced level).

  1. ¿Cuál es la situación (en lo referente a este tema) en tu país?
  2. ¿Cuáles serían los límites a la hora de poner deberes?
  3. ¿Crees que los niños están perdiendo su infancia?
  4. ¿Cuál es tu personal opinión sobre Deberes sí o no??

Feel free to write me a message with your answers or with your opinion on the subject. ¡Espero tu mensaje! ✉️