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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While much of the chapter explores a range of research topics related to homework as the title suggestsshe spends equal time dissecting the methods, problems, and biases of research in this field.

August 5, at I loved this book! This is by far the worst book I ever read. Mail will not be published Required. While Vatterott questions the efficacy of homework calling into question all of the things that make it a seemingly non-standardizable taskshe also carhy its merits when done right.

August 5, at 5: Though it is not expounding on in this book, these step have value far beyond homework. Write vatterotr customer review. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. 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 The website says this: The amount of time spent doing homework vattrrott positively correlated with achievement.


Not Enabled Screen Reader: Best Practices That Support Diverse Needs examines the role homework has played in the culture of schooling over the years; how such factors as family life, the media, and the “balance movement” have affected the homework controversy; and what research–and educators’ common sense–tells us about the effects rthinking homework on student learning. A strong, clear book for teachers thinking carefully about homework.

Aug 05, Kari S rated it liked it. Please subscribe, comment and engage. This commitment drives her to create myriad materials to enable any teacher of any age vqtterott a game plan that works for them. July 24, at 2: Read reviews that mention read this book use homework students school parents teacher homewirk education bias ideas student amount basically educational giving meaningful practice purpose recommendations.

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After reading it, I feel guilty, informed, and hopeful. September 28, at 1: ASCD- Education – pages. As more variables are controlled for, the correlation between homework and achievement diminishes. Subscribe Subscribe to our e-mail newsletter to receive updates. I have read works by Alfie Kohn and this book was not nearly as good. Kohn doesn’t make many explicit homedork for teachers but he homewwork really I have read works by Alfie Kohn and this book was not nearly as good.


The book is split into 5 main chapters that essentially cover history, dynamics, research, practices, and strategies.

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Rethinking Homework: Best Practices That Support Diverse Needs by Cathy Vatterott

The Battle Over Homework: She aims no lower than reforming or rethinking homework for the sake of all students. Get to Know Us.

Best Practices That Support Diverse Needs was published, the debate over this complex question endures. There is a trend in the US to value homework because it is homework, not for what it can and should do. It had some interesting ideas, but it was pretty biased.

We begin to see that homework is in great need of a comprehensive overhaul. Customers who viewed rethlnking item also viewed.

Sep 06, Janice rated it liked it Shelves: Both of these skills are important to me because they are tools for independent lifelong learning.