Homework Talk!: The Art of Effective Communication About Your Child's Homework

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 12, 2006 - Family & Relationships - 128 pages
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Put an end to nightly homework battles!



Homework Talk! provides parents with simple and practical advice to help them deal with the many issues that can come up surrounding their children's homework. The authors, Cheli Cerra and Ruth Jacoby, have identified fifty-two typical homework situations and provided tips, strategies, and advice for handling each of them. Are you concerned about:
* Making sure your child is doing all of his homework on time?
* Talking to a teacher who assigns too much homework?
* Understanding how much help to give your child?
* Motivating your child to handle homework issues on her own?
* Overcoming your child's resistance to doing particular types of homework?


If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Homework Talk! is the book you need. Don't wait to start working with your child and your child's teachers to make homework a simple and productive process for everyone.

Praise for other books in Cheli Cerra and Ruth Jacoby's School Talk series:

"A must-read for today's educational leader."
--Jack Canfield Co-author of Chicken Soup for the Parent's Soul on Principal Talk!

"An amazing compilation of what to say to parents."
--Harry K. Wong Ed.D., author of The First Days of School on Teacher Talk!
 

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Homework Talk!: The Art of Effective Communication About Your Child's Homework (School Talk series)

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Cerra and Jacoby look at homework from every possible angle in their latest addition to the School Talk series (Parent Talk, School Board Talk, Principal Talk). The text is laid out in a series of ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
9
Introduction How to Use This Book
11
Chapter 1 Why Homework?
19
Chapter 2 Homework State of Mind
35
Chapter 3 More Homework Hassles
67
Chapter 4 Homework Contract
89
Chapter 5 All About Homework
107
Appendix A Secrets for a Smarter Child Revealed Learning Styles
117
Appendix B Resources and References
123
Appendix C Parent Involvement Learning Fun Collection
127
About the Authors
147
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About the author (2006)

CHELI CERRA, M.Ed., is a school principal, former teacher, and mother of two. Under her leadership, her schools received an A+ rating from the Florida Department of Education. Cerra has been featured on over thirty radio shows around the country as well as in Women's Day magazine.

RUTH JACOBY, Ed.D., is the founding principal of the Somerset Academy charter schools for grades pre-K–5, which also received an A+ rating. She has more than thirty years' experience as an administrator and educator in traditional public, private, and charter schools. Both Jacoby and Cerra are public speakers and have spoken at state and national conferences.

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