Feel-Bad Education: And Other Contrarian Essays on Children by Alfie Kohn

By Alfie Kohn

Mind-opening writing on what little ones want from university, from one in all education’s such a lot outspoken voices
 
Almost no author on faculties asks us to query our basic assumptions approximately schooling and motivation as boldly as Alfie Kohn. The Washington Post says that “teachers and fogeys who come upon Kohn and his options come away transfixed, able to switch their schools.” And Time magazine has referred to as him “perhaps the country’s such a lot outspoken critic of education’s fixation on grades [and] attempt scores.”
 
Here is difficult and interesting writing on the place we should always cross in American schooling, in Alfie Kohn’s unmistakable voice. He argues within the name essay with those that imagine that prime criteria suggest joylessness within the lecture room. He displays thoughtfully at the query “Why self-control Is Overrated.”  And in an essay for the New York occasions, which generated huge, immense reaction, he warns opposed to the risks of either punishing and praising little ones for what they do rather than parenting “unconditionally.”   
 
Whether he’s conversing approximately institution coverage or the psychology of motivation, Kohn supplies us splendidly provocative—and completely serious—food for thought.  This new ebook may be greeted with enthusiasm via his many readers, and via lecturers and fogeys looking a clean viewpoint on today’s debates approximately youngsters and schools.

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