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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  • Is It Enough for Learners to Be “Engaged”? - “To enhance achievement, one must first learn how to engage students.” That challenge by Fred Newmann, emeritus professor of education at the University of Wisconsin,1 could serve as the motto for an entire movement by thoughtful theorists, researchers, and practitioners in the field. And it makes good sense: For students to learn most effectively, they have . . . (Read More)

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