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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I think it would generate great conversation. Product details File Size: Jul 18, Nicole McRee rated it liked it. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. August vattreott, 44 Comments. This book definitely gave me a lot of ideas and processes to use in the future when I get a classroom of my own!

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It is time to break old Puritan habits retthinking to start looking at quality assignments that are differentiated, purposeful, and doable by students on their own. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. July 24, at 2: Schools should take a look at this homework bill of rights and then have a discussion This book was a real eye opener to me.

Jan 02, Amanda rated it it was ok. The end product is homework that works–for all students, at all levels.

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I definitely plan to change some of my assessment practices, however. The Cult ure of Homework Citing numerous research articles, Ms. It is an effective approach, as it readies the reader for her final two chapters in which she lays out strategies for providing homework that works for all students.


And I think that was her goal with this book. Jul 23, Josh Luukkonen rated it really liked it. Someone recommended this book to me, and it was full of interesting food for thought from taking away grades for homework to “decriminalize” it and using it for formative assessments only, to limiting the amount of time students spend on homework and scheduling homework nights specifically for each content area.

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She seems to favor one side, yes, but she offers all her ideas and complaints with a lot of caveats as well. Kohn doesn’t make many explicit suggestions for teachers but he is really good at making you think about the purpose and need for homework. Vatterott showcases her skill at facilitating professional development, with grounded practices balancing theory with the reality of application.

The more self-reflexive we are in our practice–pro OR anti-homework–the better teachers we all will be. She also explores how the current homework debate has been reshaped by forces including the Common Core, a pervasive media and technology presence, the mass hysteria of “achievement culture,” and the increasing shift to standards-based and formative assessment. This should be required reading!

There were two chapters full of strategies to use and programs to put in place to help with this problem. Lots of practical ideas are given to help teachers structure the homework they assign to align with learning goals. August 7, at 1: All parents, educators and grandparents need to read this book.


Rethinking Homework: Best Practices That Support Diverse Needs

The best way to address the homework controversy is not to eliminate homework. A copy of this book will be mailed automatically to all Premium, Select, and Institutional Plus Members whose accounts are in good standing as of June catny, when mailing lists are compiled.

Great reminder that the homework we do at home with our kids is a window into their learning experience and that we should take the time to understand the vatrerott, the current year’s teacher, and the work that is coming home. One person found this helpful. Is new material covered? Depending on who you are and what your values are, the problem with homework might be any number of things.

Paperbackpages. Good teachers give homework; good students do their homework. This book raises philosophical and educational issues that basically forced me to change my view of homework. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Open Preview See a Problem?