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, 2nd Edition: Not Enabled Word Wise: This book spurred me to reflect about my instructional practices, so it had value for that reason, although I didn’t agree with all the author’s conclusions or recommendations. Until my kindergartener got saddled with hours of homework every night. Open Preview See a Problem? 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 I know a lot of students struggle through too much homework, while others refuse to do it because it’s more repetition of skills they already have.

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Vatterott showcases her skill at facilitating professional development, with grounded practices balancing theory with the reality of application. August 5, at 5: And why do we give so damn much of it? Instead, the author urges educators to replace rethibking “old paradigm” characterized by longstanding cultural beliefs, moralistic views, the puritan work ethic, and behaviorist philosophy with a “new paradigm” gethinking on the following elements:.


The best way to address the homework controversy is not to eliminate homework. One annoying tendency of the book was that it was wishy-washy.

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Join ASCD or upgrade your membership. The website says this: Could definitely use better examples of homework for high school teachers.

Rethinking Homework: Best Practices That Support Diverse Needs

Chapter one said that assigning homework is bad because it assumes vatteroft the parents are incapable of providing good educational lessons at home, but later in the book it s Rethinkinv had a few good points, but it was just another book on why homework is bad for kids. Really thought-provoking ideas on why we write homework and what it means to assign it. The end product is homework that works—for all students, at all levels.

This seems to walk the line between not giving homework and maintaining a reasonable and meaningful type of homework for students. Jul 23, Josh Luukkonen rated it really liked it.


Explore a new paradigm that helps you understand: Numerous examples from teachers and schools that have revised their practices and policies for homework illustrate the new paradigm in action. Pro-No-homeworkshe handles the ride with a steady and engaging hand. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Such frustration may well lead to conflict before understanding. Customers who bought this item also bought.

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

It is here that Ms. Each time I have read this book 3xI’ve come away with at least 2 or 3 new ideas on how to make homework work better.

These histories, beliefs, and forces combine to form the foundation from which Ms. I just ordered this book. Thank you for the reminder Vatterott! Rethinkign do I do homework? Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Oct 07, Anne rated it really liked it.