12/14/2009

Education professor Cathy Vatterott -- a former middle-school teacher and principal known as "the homework lady" -- outlines in this interview a nonpunitive, differentiated approach to homework that can be beneficial to teachers, parents and students. Vatterott, author of the ASCD book "Rethinking Homework: Best Practices That Support Diverse Needs," discusses how poverty may affect students' ability to complete homework and how assigning homework that is too extensive or too difficult interferes with a student's motivation to learn.

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