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Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason
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A groundbreaking approach to parenting by nationally-respected educator Alfie Kohn that gives parents “powerful alternatives to help children become their most caring, responsible selves” (Adele Faber, New York Times bestselling author) by switching…
Punished By Rewards: Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition: The Trouble With Gold Stars, Incentive Plans…
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Alfie Kohn's landmark challenge to carrot-and-stick psychology, featuring updated reflections and research in a major new afterword by the author Our basic strategy for raising children, teaching students, and managing workers can be summed up in six words: Do…
What to Look for in a Classroom: ...and Other Essays

What to Look for in a Classroom: ...and Other Essays

by Alfie Kohn

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|February 14, 2000

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"Alfie Kohn has a knack for bursting the bubbles that surround just about every school topic imaginable, from putting kids into uniforms to make them behave better to raising kids' self-esteem by rewarding them with stickers and pizza for reading books and doing…
Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What To Do Instead)
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The moment is right for critical reflection on what has been assumed to be a core part of schooling. In Ungrading , fifteen educators write about their diverse experiences going gradeless. Some contributors are new to the practice and some have been engaging in…
Homework Myth: Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad Thing

Homework Myth: Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad Thing

by Alfie Kohn

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|August 14, 2007

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So why do we continue to administer this modern cod liver oil-or even demand a larger dose? Kohn's incisive analysis reveals how a set of misconceptions about learning and a misguided focus on competitiveness has left our kids with less free time, and our…
Beyond Discipline: From Compliance To Community
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In this 10th anniversary edition of an ASCD best seller, author Alfie Kohn reflects on his revolutionary ideas in the context of today's emphasis on school accountability and high-stakes testing. Find out how his innovative approach- where teachers learn to work…
The Myth Of The Spoiled Child: Coddled Kids, Helicopter Parents, And Other Phony Crises
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A prominent and esteemed critic challenges widely held beliefs about children and parenting, revealing that underlying each myth is a deeply conservative ideology that is, ironically, often adopted by liberal parents. Somehow a set of deeply conservative…
Schooling Beyond Measure And Other Unorthodox Essays About Education

Schooling Beyond Measure And Other Unorthodox Essays About Education

by Alfie Kohn

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|May 8, 2015

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In this collection of provocative articles and blog posts originally published between 2010 and 2014, Alfie Kohn challenges the conventional wisdom about topics ranging from how low-income children are taught, to whether American schools have really fallen behind…
More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing

More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing

by Jesse Hagopian

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|December 12, 2014

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For too long so-called education reformers, mostly billionaires, politicians, and others with little or no background in teaching, have gotten away with using standardized testing to punish our nation's youth and educators. Now, across the country, students are…
Feel-bad Education: And Other Contrarian Essays On Children And Schooling
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Mind-opening writing on what kids need from school, from one of education’s most outspoken voices   Arguing that our schools are currently in the grip of a “cult of rigor”—a confusion of harder with better that threatens to banish…
What Does It Mean To Be Well Educated?: And More Essays on Standards, Grading, and Other Follies
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Few writers ask us to question our fundamental assumptions about education as provocatively as Alfie Kohn. Time magazine has called him'perhaps the country's most outspoken critic of education's fixation on grades [and] test scores.' And the Washington Post…
Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other Bribes
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The basic strategy we use for raising children, teaching students, and managing workers can be summarized in six words: Do this and you'll get that. We dangle goodies (from candy bars to sales commissions) in front of people in much the same way we train the…
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