Homework can be a pain, whether you’re still in school or not. No one likes doing homework every day. In fact it can be so stressful that can hamper learning rather than improve it.
No Homework Day is here to save you from those long hours. It gives you just the excuse to do what you please! Let’s learn more about the history of No Homework Day and how to celebrate it here at Days of the Year!
History of No Homework Day
Created by Thomas and Ruth Roy of Wellcat.com, No Homework Day was created to help students focus on activities other than homework. This a time for parents to consider giving their children a break for the day and for schools to not assign homework on this day.
According to some studies on the topic homework can lead to stress, can be counterproductive to learning. It can consume any free time for other activities, and make it hard to see its importance in learning. Professors at Duke University suggest that the 10-minute rule should apply to homework.
They also feel that the homework should vary according to the individual student. No Homework Day isn’t about removing homework completely from the picture, but to take a step back and relax. No Homework Day is all about giving children a break to do whatever they like.
No Homework Day encourages parents and students to take a break from homework for a day to do whatever they like. Whether that means sleeping, reading a good novel, creating art, playing a sport, or any other hobby/activity.
This is the perfect excuse to do what you want, whenever you want. Because while homework can be a useful tool for learning, doing homework for the sake of homework just doesn’t work. Homework can be stressful, so a break from homework is well-deserved. It allows people to explore their lives and do what they wish.
How to Celebrate No Homework Day
Make good use of this time today to explore other interests that you’ve been putting off due to school, or just go out and have a good time. Volunteer for a charity organization to help your local community.
Take an extra-curricular class such as cooking or art to improve your skills. Go out for a walk and maybe head on over to the fitness center to exercise. Take this time to clean up around your home and make your home look beautiful.
You can also just sleep, watch movies, and relax because you deserve it. Share this holiday with friends and family and help them take a break from homework for the day!