- What is your typical homework assignment?
- What are the goals of that assignment?
- What % of your students complete the assignment?
- Are there negative incentives for non compliance?
- Why do you assign what you assign and how do you determine how much is enough?
For those that have read about Operation LAPIS so far, you know what a typical night looks like for the students in this particular class. For those who haven't, I'd encourage you to read back a few entries and see what my Latin I students are doing this year.
For my other classes, the "traditional" Latin courses, most homework assignments consist of either translation passages or exercises. The goals are either to improve translation ability (and thus grammar and vocabulary) or to hone in on specific grammatical elements via those sentences. On any given night I probably have between 50 and 75% completion of the assignment. Traditionally I don't give any negative incentive but the positive incentive is that most of the homework looks and feels like the larger assessments do, so if the students are staying up on their homework, odds are they'll find more success on the quizzes and tests. The determining factor for me is a rough estimate on what should take the average student 20-25 minutes to complete, knowing full well that some will take more and some will take less.
Who else is willing to participate in this conversation?