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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Rethinking Homework: Best Practices That Support Diverse Needs

When I am the Queen of Education, I’m going to ask all my loyal subjects to read this. Its not really that interesting to grade.

I was disappointed that the suggestions didn’t seem to be as updated as I would have liked. Kohn has a way of putting stuff right in your face and this author didn’t challenge my thinking too much. I would recommend the ideas in this book be discussed as a K staff. The website says this: Jun 07, Justin rated it liked it Shelves: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

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. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Not Enabled Screen Reader: Lists with This Book.


Ecology of Education exploring the landscapes of learning, one voice at a time. One annoying tendency of the book was that it was wishy-washy. Not quite–she does say that some teachers use h A nice quick book that brings up a lot of thoughts.

Vatterott explores the old paradigm of homework and then explains why it doesn’t work in the current educational environment. To rrethinking what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Good points were argued throughout the book and I am reaffirmed that my stance on homework is legit: This section is a curious addition to me. Read more Read less. Vatterott is tilling the soil by unearthing assumptions and preparing minds for the planting of new seeds. So why do we give it, day after day after day, year after year?

Vatterott is considered an international expert on the topic of K—12 homework.

Schools should take a look at this homework bill of rights and then have a discussion about their own philosophy of homework: Is homework an essential component of rigorous schooling or a harmful practice that cahty and discourages a significant number of students? Nov 08, Jessyca rated it liked it. Sep 09, Jane rated it really liked it.

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I loved this book! Good things to think about. This book was a real eye opener to me. And why do we give so damn much of it? It is here that Ms.


May 03, Jamie rated it liked it Shelves: Would you like to tell us about a lower price? As a pragmatist she understands that homework, love it or hate it, is, and will be, a part of our educational landscape for a long time to come though I suspect she aligns herself closer to the no-homework camp than with the pro-homework camp.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Until my kindergartener got saddled with hours of homework every night.

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

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. Feb 17, Marjie rated it liked it.

Jul 18, Nicole McRee rated it liked it. While Vatterott questions the efficacy of homework ctahy into question all of the things that make it a seemingly non-standardizable taskshe also notes its merits when done right.

Each time I have read this book 3xI’ve rethikning away with at least 2 or 3 new ideas on how to make homework work better.