• Meet the Homework Lady

    Cathy Vatterott

    Homework Lady was created to provide information to teachers, school administrators, parents, and the general public about the topic of homework.

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    Dr. Cathy Vatterott has traveled and spoken at conferences around the world. See the list of upcoming presentations below.

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  • Meet the Homework Lady

    Cathy Vatterott

    University of Missouri-St. Louis
    College of Education
    One University Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63121

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Available now: Rethinking Homework, 2nd Edition

 Is homework an essential component of rigorous schooling or a harmful practice that alienates and discourages a significant number of students? 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 suspicion that something is wrong with homework."

This best selling book was first published in 2009.  This updated 2nd edition includes:

  • new research, trends, and poliices
  • economic diversity and the "homework gap"
  • the "achievement culture" and student stress
  • role of homework in standards-based learning
  • flipping homework and classroom instruction

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‎Class Dismissed: How too much homework is crushing our teens on Apple Podcasts

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‎Why are teens stressed and worried at a time of their lives that should be happy and carefree? It's the million billion dollar question. How did we get to a point where some teens are so hyper-competitive that giving them a "B" on a paper or quiz, is like giving them an "F"?