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(*) = included in What to Look for in a Classroom ... and Other Essays

(**) = included in What Does It Mean to Be Well Educated? ... and Other Essays

Aggression

Altruism. See Caring

Assessment. See Grades and assessment

Attention-deficit disorder

Biological determinism. See Nature/Nurture

Business and education. See also Privatization

Camping

Caring

Character education

Cheating

Classroom management

College admission

Compensation

Competition and cooperation

Corporate involvement in education. See Business and education

Critical thinking

Democratic education

Discipline at home. See Parenting

Discipline in school. See Classroom management

Education, goals of

Early childhood education

Equity issues

Existentialism

Grades and assessment

Grit. See Self-discipline

High schools

Homeschooling

  • “Home Schooling,” Atlantic Monthly, April 1988

Homework

Human nature

Incentives. See Rewards and praise; Compensation

Instruction. See Pedagogy

Interviews. See Profiles of (and interviews with) Alfie Kohn

Joy

Maslow, Abraham

Math

Measurement. See also Grades and Assessment

Merit pay

Money. See also Compensation

Nature/Nurture

Parenting

Parents and education

Pedagogy

Play

Political issues

Posters

Preparation

Preschool. See Early Childhood Education

Privatization

Profiles of (and interviews with) Alfie Kohn

  • "Test Ban Entreaty" Hope Magazine, January/February 2004
  • “Testing on Trial: Educator Alfie Kohn Speaks Out,” Creative Classroom, January/February 2002
  • "'Fighting the Toxic Status Quo': Alfie Kohn on Standardized Tests & Teacher Ed.," English Education, January 2002
  • "Education's Different Drummer," Washington Post, January 9,2001
  • “Crusader Argues School Reforms Hinder Learning,” Los Angeles Times, Feb. 22, 2000
  • "In Defense of the Progressive School: An Interview with Alfie Kohn," Independent School, Fall 1999
  • "The Compassion Our Children Deserve: An Interview with Alfie Kohn", Paths of Learning, Winter 2000 [PDF]
  • “A Conversation with Alfie Kohn,” The Constructivist, Summer 1997
  • “Rethinking Discipline: A Conversation with Alfie Kohn,” Growing Without Schooling, May-June 1997
  • “Offering Challenges, Creating Cognitive Dissonance,” The Active Learner [Foxfire Journal], March and July 1997
  • “The Trouble with Rewards: An Interview with Alfie Kohn,” Growing Without Schooling, September – October 1994
  • “The Case Against Rewards and Praise: A Conversation with Alfie Kohn,” Harvard Education Letter, March-April 1994

Progressive education. See also Pedagogy

Prosocial behavior. See Caring

Psychological issues

Quantification. See Measurement

Questioning

Reading

Research

Rewards and praise. See also Compensation

Rubrics

SAT

Satires & parodies

School choice. See Privatization

School safety

  • “Safety from the Inside Out,” Educational Horizons, Fall 2004

Self-discipline

Self-esteem

Standards and testing. See list of essays about standards and testing.

Student involvement

Teacher education

Teaching. See Pedagogy

Television

Testing. See list of essays about standards and testing.

Uniforms


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