Here is a wonderful tool that can help guide your parent-teacher conferences in a clear and positive direction. This document can be copied and utilized to help express desired ideas and concerns during meetings with parents or guardians.
TeacherNet.com's Homework-opoly!: Check out this great link for using positive rewards with a familiar game to help students turn in homework completely and on time.
Homework should always have a purpose and should not be used as busy work. Check out ASCD's 5 Hallmarks of Good Homework for more information. Here are also some tips from NEA's Research Spotlight on Homework!
Classroom Chores! A great real-life skill set for K-12!! Great ideas for getting started!
Got Common Core on your mind? Take a look at these tips from Dr. Reeves, the author of books like "Accountability for Learning" and "101 Questions and Answers about Standards, Assessment, and Accountability."