Homework in the Context of the New Family – Ch. 2

February 28, 2011  Tagged ,

This chapter focuses on the varying differences of parent values and teacher values.  Parents can range from the belief of “more homework is always better” to “there are better things than more homework.”  Teachers need to be aware of these varying views, and be respectful of the wishes of the parents.  At the same time, […]

The Cult(ure) of Homework – Ch. 1

February 16, 2011  Tagged

Homework has been such an institution in our educational system, it may be difficult to even think of not having it.  However, while our method of education has changed and evolved in the past 150 years, the concept of homework has changed very little. In the early days of our educational system, one-room school houses […]

Reflections on Rethinking Homework

February 16, 2011  Tagged

I have currently started reading a book that I’ve had for some time now, and would like to document my ideas and thoughts about it on this site.  The book is Rethinking Homework: Best Practices That Support Diverse Needs by Cathy Vatterott.  I received this book from a colleague earlier this fall, and am finally […]