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❶Ask Yourself What are the outcomes of organizing and managing a high-quality homework help center?




All tutors will go through a brief training program to understand the core principles of mentoring, safety, rules and regulations. This volunteer based program accepts applications from interested adults who are willing to give their time and support. All children are monitored in a big group session at all times. The program will include supper, snacks, academic games, tutorials, mentoring, a Reading Club, a chess club, a nutrition club, a poetry club, an art club and a foreign language component.

The Druid Heights community is located two miles northwest of downtown Baltimore in zip code of the 44th Legislative District, within Census Tract The juvenile arrest rate, although declining, is still high compared to the overall statistics for the city. Crime and drug activity in the Druid Heights community is high.

Most parents are at work when children return home from school. This is a critical time in the day when children need supervision and academic support.

The after school program will keep them out of the street and away from trouble. The after school program will identify the needs of families and provide resources and assistance from program offered at the community center.

Families will access to a myriad of services. Staff from the program and designated volunteers will visit the schools of the participants on a bi-weekly basis or as necessary to determine the progress of our students. A core principle is to celebrate all progress for each student. We believe in positive reinforcement and will apply it on the daily basis.

A cart will be posted with the name of each participant where award points can be added for successes throughout the school year. All awards, certificates and good Progress Reports will earn students are point on the board. The points can also be awarded for participation and good behavior. In the after school program children are encouraged to read books, practice good grammar and do math exercises while learning and having fun.

The program will serve three major goals for the community:. To reinforce reading and math skills during the homework time in order to prevent children from falling behind while reinforcing academic achievements. To support struggling families by giving their children education, mentorship and hope for a better future. Many community residents and volunteers from around the City are looking for ways to give back. This program will offer an opportunity for people to come in and assist the children in the community.

All volunteers will be subject to a background check and will work under the direction of the Office of Community Resources. Tavon Benson, Community Organizer is the direct contact for the program. Anthony Pressley, Director of Community Resources is the general overseer of the program. All reporting is to Mr. Little, the Executive Director. The program will recognize the volunteers on a quarterly basis and award gifts donated by Bed, Bath and Beyond. Each parent will be requested to sign an application for volunteering.

The program hopes to have the full support of the parents and to serve as the liaison between the student, school and family. She asks each to explain what he or she is doing as they work, or thinking about the assigned work. Ask Yourself Do you have a quiet, private space where students who may require more one-on-one assistance can receive it without judgment or embarrassment?

Do you ask students to re-read text or assignments to test their understanding of what they are working on? Do you ask them probing questions? Set goals and outcomes for students' homework progress and program effectiveness. In the video, students report that outcomes from homework help include: Ask Yourself What are the outcomes of organizing and managing a high-quality homework help center?

Do you think that these outcomes are met by your homework help center? Are there ways that you can organize and manage your homework center to improve student outcomes? Think about your answers to the following questions: How do you organize and manage your homework center? What did you learn about this practice from seeing it in action? What are some new strategies that you would like to try in your program? What are the benefits of doing this? What outcomes do you expect? What are some of the challenges?

What will you need to do this? What skills do practitioners need in order to manage and organize the homework center environment? Create a learning environment or safe space to accommodate students' needs Consider use of space: Pay special attention to materials before, during, and following homework help time Provide all needed materials Plan for materials prior to homework help time Organize materials prior to and during homework time Store materials following homework help time.

Set a reasonable homework schedule for students Students' time matters Ten minutes per grade level for example, 40 minutes for fourth graders. Provide meaningful after-homework completion activities that: A "cyber study center" can be set up with only one online computer with headphones. Allow all students to rotate through the center sometime during the week. Stock the cyber center with appropriate, high quality activities.

Check with regular day teachers to see if computer enrichment games are available with textbooks students are using during the school day. Additionally websites such as Fun Brain and Gamequarium provide links to many fun, free online learning games.

Note that using the cyber center only as a "reward" for having no homework or completing homework may result in students who need technology time not receiving it. You should consider your overall program and goals in your utilization of the center. Ending the homework hassle: Understanding, preventing, and solving school performance problems. How to help your child with homework: The complete guide to encouraging good study habits and ending the homework wars.

United States Department of Education. Helping your child with homework: For parents of children in elementary through middle school. When homework is not home work: After-school programs for homework assistance. Educational Psychologist, 36 3: Does homework improve academic achievement? A synthesis of research, Review of Educational Research , 76 1: Using research to answer practical questions about homework.

Relationships between five after-school activities and academic achievement. Journal of Educational Psychology, 91 2: Explaining the different strengths of relation at the elementary and secondary school levels. Social Psychology of Education, 3: The Afterschool Training Toolkit is available online free of charge.

The following resources can be used with the online Afterschool Training Toolkit to give you the resources you need to build fun, innovative, and academically enriching afterschool activities.

Story and Literature Dramatizations. One-on-One and Small Group Tutoring. Science Investigating Science Through Inquiry. Exploring Science Through Projects and Problems. Integrating Science Across the Curriculum. Arts Building Skills in the Arts. Expressing Yourself Through the Arts. Making Connections to History and Culture. Thinking and Talking About Works of Art.

Integrating the Arts with Other Subjects. Involving Families and Communities. Technology Developing Self-Expression and Creativity. Gathering and Sharing Information. Finding and Solving Problems. Living and Working with Technology. Learning in Virtual Spaces. Building Skills and Understanding. Managing and Organizing the Homework Environment.

Monitoring and Communicating about Student Progress. The key goal of Managing and Organizing the Homework Environment is to create a "space for success" by setting up the physical environment, providing supplies, and managing daily schedules in ways that support program goals and help students learn.

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