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The Schools Our Children Deserve: Moving Beyond Traditional Classrooms and ...

Alfie Kohn - Education - 2000 - 352 pages
In this “lively, provocative and well-researched book” (Theodore Sizer), AlTe Kohn builds a powerful argument against the “back to basics” philosophy of teaching and simplistic ...
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Beyond Discipline: From Compliance to Community, 10th Anniversary Edition

Alfie Kohn - Education - 2006 - 191 pages
What is most remarkable about the assortment of discipline programs on the market today is the number of fundamental assumptions they seem to share. Some may advocate the use ...
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Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's ...

Alfie Kohn - Family & Relationships - 1999 - 448 pages
The basic strategy we use for raising children, teaching students, and managing workers can be summarized in six words: Do this and you'll get that. We dangle goodies (from ...
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What Does It Mean to Be Well Educated?: And More Essays on Standards ...

Alfie Kohn - Education - 2004 - 175 pages
Few writers ask us to question our fundamental assumptions about education as provocatively as Alfie Kohn. Time magazine has called him'perhaps the country's most outspoken ...
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Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason

Alfie Kohn - Family & Relationships - 2006 - 272 pages
Most parenting guides begin with the question "How can we get kids to do what they're told?"--and then proceed to offer various techniques for controlling them. In this truly ...
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The Brighter Side of Human Nature: Altruism and Empathy in Everyday Life

Alfie Kohn - Philosophy - 1990 - 400 pages
Discusses the nature of empathy and altruism, arguing that humans are caring beings, and that their generosity cannot be reduced to mere self-interest
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Feel-Bad Education: And Other Contrarian Essays on Children and Schooling

Alfie Kohn - Education - 2011 - 155 pages
Mind-opening writing on what kids need from school, from one of education’s most outspoken voices Almost no writer on schools asks us to question our fundamental assumptions ...
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No Contest: The Case Against Competition

Alfie Kohn - Business & Economics - 2013 - 336 pages
No Contest stands as the definitive critique of competition. Contrary to accepted wisdom, competition is not basic to human nature; it poisons our relationships and holds us ...
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You Know What They Say: The Truth About Popular Beliefs

Alfie Kohn - Errors, Popular. - 1991 - 256 pages
Putting our frequently incorrect conventional wisdom to the test through research, this book demonstrates the validity of popular beliefs, truisms, folk wisdom, and proverbs
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The Homework Myth: Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad Thing

Alfie Kohn - Homework - 2007 - 250 pages
So why do we continue to administer this modern cod liver oil-or even demand a larger dose? Kohn’s incisive analysis reveals how a set of misconceptions about learning and a ...
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