Rethinking Homework is just that – a research based, analytical look at the effectiveness of homework, and solutions for working with parents and students on reasonable homework policies and procedures that will both encourage and improve students success. Is new material covered? Jul 01, Krystal rated it really liked it. Daily Commemoration for February Which teacher behaviors and attitudes reinforce good homework practices. When students are treated with respect, when the assignments are worth doing, most kids relish a challenge.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. Use homework as an opportunity to involve students in decision-making. Permission must be obtained in order to reprint this article in a published work or in order to offer it for sale in any form. It becomes even more curious, for that matter, in light of three other facts: I would recommend the ideas in this book be discussed as a K staff. If you’re a teacher, you certainly know there are lazy teachers out there. This is a rather curious fact when you stop to think about it, but not as curious as the fact that few people ever stop to think about it.
The author has a clearly discernible bias but seems to go back and forth between being anti-homework and wanting homework revision. Feb 01, Chris rated it it was amazing. Which teacher behaviors and attitudes reinforce good homework practices.
Not quite–she does say that some teachers use homework because they are lazy, and I don’t see how that’s not true. From a professional development standpoint, however, I felt some of the language and attacks were poorly worded. Both of these skills are important to me because they are tools for independent erthinking learning. Help teachers move away from grading.
Do students find that homework really is useful?
Many adults simply assume that homework is useful for promoting learning hokework even inquiring into the experience of the learners themselves!
I have read works by Alfie Kohn and this book was not nearly as good. A Modest Proposal Apr.
Rethinking Homework: Best Practices That Support Diverse Needs by Cathy Vatterott
Too many first graders are forced to clip words from magazines that begin with a given letter of the alphabet. The best teachers know that children learn how to make good decisions by making decisions, not by following directions.
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Peer feedback was not a new idea, or the idea that homework and first attempts are practice and ungraded to encourage a culture where it’s safe to learn and make mistakes. Bennett, Sara, and Nancy Kalish.
Lots of practical ideas are given to help teachers structure the homework they assign to align with learning goals.
I just wish that there were more concrete recommendations. Open Preview See a Problem? Why not make it the exception? Many parents are understandably upset with how much time their children have to spend on homework. Does it seem to assume that children are meaning makers — or empty vessels? The Case Against Homework: Use homework as an opportunity to involve students in decision-making.
Coaches Are More Effective than Mentors.
Jun 07, Justin rated it liked it Shelves: I read along and agreed with many of the concerns presented about the importance of a balanced life for students, but when it came to strategies to address these concerns, the kinds of “quality” homework examples are things we’ve been doing at my school for years, to the point where the examples see I thought this book raised some important if not new questions about educational practice and priorities.
Finally, I really like Vatterott’s focus on learning being the end goal and the way that all else should be driven by that time spent, frustration levels, etc.
How does homework affect their desire to learn? What do I believe about the research? Thanks for telling us about the problem. I don’t agree with everything in it, but I do think that the author makes some legitimate points.
Closing homeework Book on Homework: Nov 08, Megan rated it it was amazing.
Rethinking Homework: Best Practices That Support Diverse Needs
Sources for Below Grade Level Reading. Many parents are understandably upset with how much time their children have to spend on homework. Such parents seem to reason that as long as their kids have lots of stuff to do every night, never mind what it is, then learning must be taking place.