No More Passive Parent Homework Participation

As parents, we are held accountable for our kids doing their homework. I totally get this and completely agree with the mentality and approach. What I don’t agree with is a relatively new tactic that teachers are using. Google docs! Just look:

Google docs is a whole new level of accountability. Dates. Time of revisions. It’s online. Accessible anytime, from any computer with a net connection. No more passive participation or spot checks! Oh, hell no. Those days are over.

I will say that I’ve had a blast having editing wars with Caden. I just worry that I might come across as a dumbass, because my edits are right there, front and center. I can’t blame my stupid shit on him anymore! (Just kidding, Cade!)

Well played teachers. Well played.

Posted on by Crystal in Cadenisms, Kids

4 Responses to No More Passive Parent Homework Participation

  1. Ginny Marie

    This is probably in my future! I had to sign an agreement at the beginning of the year to let my 2nd grader use Google Docs. Oh, boy!
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  2. Greg

    I have two daughters using Google Docs. There is a lot less of the “I forgot my homework at home” excuses these days.

  3. Mothering From Scratch

    {Melinda} Wow. Haven’t encountered this yet. But I don’t think I’ve ever felt like I was very passive in my HW participation. I think I should be a little more passive, in fact! I’m sure my kids would agree! 🙂

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  4. Kristin

    wow! I haven’t seen this yet, we don’t have much writing homework just yet. I do my best to be fairly passive in assisting in homework, since the majority is math. I help as needed, but often she just needs reinforcement that her methods are correct.

    I wouldn’t be terribly excited about Google Docs, either…
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