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.
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."
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!