• 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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    Speaking Engagements

    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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Rethinking Grading

Grading systems often reward on-time task completion and penalize disorganization and bad behavior. Despite our best intentions, grades seem to reflect student compliance more than student learning and engagement. In the process, we inadvertently subvert the learning process.

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Rethinking Homework

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, 

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