Now Available from ASCD
Rethinking Homework:
Best Practices That Support Diverse Needs

By Cathy Vatterott
ReThinking Homework
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Price $18.95 (ASCD member),
$23.95 (nonmember)

Dr. Cathy Vatterott Bio

Dr. Cathy Vatterott is an Associate Professor of Education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. As a former middle school teacher and principal, and the parent of a college graduate, she has experienced homework from a variety of perspectives. She is the author of three books—Rethinking Homework: Best Practices That Support Diverse Needs (ASCD, 2009), Becoming a Middle Level Teacher: Student-focused Teaching of Early Adolescents (McGraw Hill, 2007), and Academic Success through Empowering Students (National Middle School Association, 1999). Her most recent article about homework appeared in the September 2010 issue of Educational Leadership. She frequently presents at national conferences and has served as a consultant and workshop presenter for K-12 schools on a variety of educational topics.
She first became interested in homework as the frustrated parent of a 5th grader with learning disabilities. Since then, she has presented her homework research to over 9000 educators and parents in the United States, Canada, and Europe and has conducted several Professional Development Institutes about homework for ASCD. She has been interviewed as a homework expert for radio and television and for articles appearing in such magazines as Parents, Better Homes and Gardens, Child, and Working Mother, and for articles appearing in numerous U.S. newspapers and educational websites. She can be reached through her Web site or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .