Kids May Be Right After All: Homework Stinks

USA TODAY September 14, 2006 Kids May Be Right After All:  Homework Stinks By Alfie Kohn With the start of a new school year, students once again are shifting impatiently in their seats, working their way through an endless pile of worksheets. And that’s after they come home. A new study confirms what kids and parents already know:  The “tougher ... Read More

The Limits of Teaching Skills (*)

REACHING TODAY’S YOUTH Summer 1997 The Limits of Teaching Skills By Alfie Kohn We are in love with skills. Not any specific skill, mind you, but the very idea that children's problems can be remedied by teaching them skills. The model is so simple and familiar to us that we do not even think of it as a model. It ... Read More