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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Is new material covered? Oct 08, Tracey rated it it was amazing Shelves: May 03, Jamie rated it liked it Shelves: This should be required reading! ASCD- Education – pages. 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 child, the retihnking year’s teacher, and the work that is coming home. In many ways it feels like Ms. Aug 05, Kari S rated it liked it.

Jan 02, Amanda rated it it was ok. Ecology of Education exploring the landscapes of learning, one voice at a time. Is homework an essential component of rigorous schooling or a harmful practice that alienates and vahterott a significant number of students? And I think vatterktt was her goal csthy this book. Subscribe Subscribe to our e-mail newsletter to receive updates.

Good points were argued throughout the book and I am reaffirmed that my stance on homework is legit: Vatterott is considered an international expert on the topic of K—12 homework.

What are my goals not just vattertt homework but the whole of my teaching? Jul 23, Josh Luukkonen rated it really liked it. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. December 27, at 7: I felt like this work just brushed the surface. 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 rethinkingg assessments only, to limiting the amount of time students spend on homework and scheduling homework nights specifically for each content area.


See upcoming member books. To ask other readers questions about Rethinking Homeworkplease sign up. Really thought-provoking ideas on why we write homework and what it means to assign it.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Vatterott provides useful ideas, and makes a teacher think about how to assign effective, fair homework. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

I definitely plan to change some of my assessment practices, however. Mar 28, Katrina Holman rated it it was amazing. It leaves a lot of room for discussion and rethinking.

Rethinking Homework: Best Practices that Support Diverse Needs – Cathy Vatterott – Google Books

Could definitely use better examples of homework for high school teachers. I reflect on these tips when I feel like I am slipping away from my deen and reminds me to live for Allah. Oct 14, Nia Vestal rated it liked it. Product details File Size: Or is it included to remind all readers of the building blocks that form the foundation for constructing knowledge and creating homework routines that cultivate understanding?

Some of the diversities that influence perspective on homework include: Highly recommend this for all teachers and administrators, no matter what grade level. While any one of these topics could create enough fodder for a Malcolm Gladwell book, the brief exposure to them has the cumulative effect of making the homework dilemma seem downright impossible to solve.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. 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 of homework on student learning.


Instead, the author urges educators to replace the “old paradigm” characterized by longstanding cultural beliefs, moralistic views, the puritan work ethic, and behaviorist philosophy with a “new paradigm” based on the following elements:. See the book’s table of contents and read excerpts.

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Assessment and grading formative assessment homework education policy school improvement and reform standards. Vattdrott ideas about what kind of homework tends to be more helpful than others. This is a thought-provoking book. Because while this hlmework a methods book for practitioners, it is, at its heart, a book about equality in education.

What do I believe about the research? Practices and Strategies The second half of the book focuses entirely on developing homework practices and strategies that work. Example vtterott my book review style: Highlights for me were: I just wish that there were more concrete recommendations. August 5, 44 Comments. It was too long for a book. Chapter one said that assigning homework is bad rethiking it assumes that the parents are incapable of providing good educational lessons at home, but later in the book it says that teachers can’t assume parents can provide ANY support at all as far as homework is concerned.

After reading many parents may find that Ms. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

Apr 29, Dave Intlekofer rated it it was ok.