Bad Signs (#)

KAPPA DELTA PI RECORD Fall 2010 Bad Signs By Alfie Kohn You can tell quite a lot about what goes on in a classroom or a school even if you visit after everyone has gone home.  Just by looking at the walls – or, more precisely, what’s on the walls — it’s possible to get a feel for the educational … Read More

What Does It Mean to Be Well-Educated? (**)

PRINCIPAL LEADERSHIP March 2003 [updated September 2015] What Does It Mean to Be Well-Educated? By Alfie Kohn No one should offer pronouncements about what it means to be well-educated without meeting my ex-wife. When I met her, she was at Harvard, putting the finishing touches on her doctoral dissertation in anthropology. A year later, having spent her entire life in … Read More