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Jeff Harker:
The Myth of Homework: Examining Current Practice, Research & Alternatives

Jeff Harker
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Title: The Myth of Homework: Examining Current Practice, Research & Alternatives
Presenter: Jeff Harker
Date: August 11, 2010

Session Overview:
Join Jeff Harker, long time middle school educator, as he explores current homework practices and beliefs about homework and its effectiveness. Jeff will investigate research and ideas compiled by Dr. Cathy Vatterott, Associate Professor of Education at the University of Missouri, St. Louis.

This webinar will examine a definition of homework and explore homework from a historical perspective. Jeff will also delve into the purpose and nature of homework via questions and explore possible changes in strategies.

Jeff is a 20 year veteran of the middle school classroom. He is the math department head at Fall Creek Valley Middle School in Indianapolis, Indiana, and he has spent the last 8 years as a professional dev elopment provider and literacy coach presenting in his school district, the state of Indiana and across the country. Jeff is also a cross-country coach (it's probably how he keeps up with his students and his own kids) as well as a husband and the father of three.