Contains the keyword Motivation in education
"Starting with what youth already know and do well, Fires in the Mind uses the latest research on cognition to help students and teachers together address motivation, practice, and the need for high standards."
"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.' Rethinking Homework: Best Practices That Support Diverse Needs examines the role homework has played in the culture of schooling over the years; how such factors as family life, the media, and the 'balance movement' have affected the homework controversy; and what research - and educators' common sense - tells us about the effects of homework on student learning."