Alfie Kohn

Alfie Kohn¬†writes and speaks widely on human behavior, education, and parenting. The author of fourteen books and hundreds of articles, he lectures at education conferences and universities as well as to parent groups and corporations. Kohn’s criticisms of competition and rewards have been widely discussed and debated, and he has been described in Time¬†magazine as “perhaps the country’s most outspoken critic of education’s fixation on grades [and] test scores.”

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  • “Eduspeak” Reconsidered - Over the years I’ve heard a lot of people complain — sometimes good-naturedly, sometimes with remarkable venom — about our field’s use of jargon. Eventually I began to wonder why “eduspeak” or “edspeak” (or, less charitably, “edu-babble”) vexes people so, and to what extent that reaction is justified. We should begin by acknowledging that just about . . . (Read More)

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