The debate over homework has gone on for decades, but schools and families have changed in many ways, and, as author Cathy Vatterott notes, “There’s a. Meet the Homework Lady. Cathy Vatterott. Homework Lady was created to provide information to teachers, school administrators, parents, and the general. Rethinking Homework has ratings and 40 reviews. Cathy In Cathy Vatterott’s book Rethinking Homework, Vatterott explains two sides of a long debated.

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The debate over homework has gone on for decades, but schools and families have changed in many ways, and, as author Cathy Vatterott notes, “There’s a growing suspicion that something is wrong with homework.

Rethinking Homework: Best Practices That Support Diverse Needs, 2nd Edition

Is homework an essential component of rigorous schooling or a rwthinking practice that alienates and discourages a significant number of students? Preview — Rethinking Homework by Cathy Vatterott. Homework Survey for Parents.

Instead, the author urges educators to replace the old paradigm characterized by long-standing cultural beliefs, moralistic views, and behaviorist philosophy with a new paradigm based on the following elements:. We begin to see that homework is in great need of a comprehensive overhaul.

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This is not a member book. I liked the introduction of the history of homework vatterot the past decades. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.


Her strategies for vatyerott teachers create and assign homework are firmly rooted in practicality, backed by clearly stated rationale and research, and held together by her keystone commitment to helping all students experience success.

Best Practices that Support Diverse Needs. Jun 26, North Landesman rated it it was amazing Shelves: Why do I do homework? Subscribe to ASCD Expressour free e-mail newsletter, to have practical, actionable strategies and information delivered to your e-mail inbox twice a month.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? November 18, at 4: Practices and Strategies The second half of the book focuses entirely on developing homework practices and strategies that work. Selected pages Title Page.

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Oct 08, Tracey rated it it was amazing Shelves: I would recommend it to educators helps broaden our view of homework and parents to help change homework practices in kids’ schools. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Such frustration may well lead to conflict before understanding. Coming out of reading this book, I would ask my childrens’ teachers the following questions: Rethinking Homework is just that – a research based, analytical look at the effectiveness of homework, and solutions for working with parents and students on reasonable homework policies and procedures that will both encourage and improve students success.

Great book for teachers. Ok, no new information. Also, the book vascilates between points, at times seeming very anti-homework like Kohn and at other times pro-homework revision.

How to ensure students complete homework and get adequate time and support.

Vatterott explores the old paradigm of homework and then explains why it doesn’t work in the current educational environment. But that is probably because I read Kohn before reading this book. Also lots of strategies to use when homework is not being completed. Reviews why homework has been given through the ages, and if it really is all that effective not before 5th grade, and only nominally in 5th. Depending on who you are and what your values are, the problem with homrwork might be any number of things.


The Battle Over Homework: The best way to address the pro- and anti-homework controversy is not to eliminate homework. At last, a book that forever solves the debate over whether homework is an essential component of rigorous schooling or a harmful practice. Provides ideas about what kind of homework tends to be more helpful than others.

Jun 07, Justin rated it liked it Shelves: The author never make a point or has an opinion vwtterott is backed up. The end product is homework that works–for all students, at all levels. After reading it, I feel guilty, informed, and hopeful. Sep 09, Jane rated it really liked it.

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