Who knew, right? My argument against banning homework was, surprisingly, a lightning rod for controversy. However, it’s a useful and important conversation to have. You can read Alfie Kohn’s response to my argument. I really hope, in light of some allegations Kohn made, that some effort to include Robert Marzano in the conversation is made. I really hope good discussion about homework and why we assign it emerges. Frankly, I would be interested in knowing what your definition of homework is. My contention is that long-term projects, reading assignments, and some writing assignments all count as homework, but the most interesting thing I learned in the last few days is that many educators don’t consider those things homework. I admit I’m confused by this notion and would love to hear your own thoughts on what constitutes homework and what you consider “good” homework assignments to be.