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Lecture and Workshop Topics

Talks for Educators

Longer Workshops for Educators

Talks for Parents

Talks for Educators

  1. THE DEADLY EFFECTS OF "TOUGHER STANDARDS": Challenging High-Stakes Testing and Other Impediments to Learning

  2. PERFORMANCE VS. LEARNING: The Costs of Overemphasizing Achievement

  3. OVERHAULING THE TRANSMISSION MODEL

  4. ON BRIBING STUDENTS TO LEARN: Second Thoughts About A's, Praise, Stickers, and Contests

  5. CHOICES FOR CHILDREN: From Coercion to Community

  6. FROM DEGRADING TO DE-GRADING: Basic Questions About Assessment

  7. THE CASE AGAINST COMPETITION

  8. TEACHING CHILDREN TO CARE

  9. THE (PROGRESSIVE) SCHOOLS OUR CHILDREN DESERVE

  10. CHALLENGING STUDENTS . . . AND HOW TO HAVE MORE OF THEM

  11. THE HOMEWORK MYTH

Please note that this list is not exhaustive. Alfie Kohn also speaks about issues of particular concern to specific groups, such as those in the field of special education, Montessori teachers, college instructors, mentor teachers, reading specialists, school psychologists, and health educators -- as well as those concerned with multiage learning, multicultural education, authentic assessment, bullying, character education, teacher compensation, retention in grade, and other issues.

 

Longer Workshops for Educators

 

Talks for Parents

 

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