Thursday, November 19, 2009

Articles by Alfie Kohn

"The Value of Negative Learning,"
Education Week, September 16, 2009

"Parental Love with Strings Attached,"
New York Times, September 15, 2009
"Cash Incentives Won't Make Us Healthier,"

USA Today, May 21, 2009

"The Folly of Merit Pay,"
Education Week, September 17, 2003

"Standardized Testing: Separating Wheat Children from Chaff Children,"

"When 21st-Century Schooling Just Isn't Good Enough: A Modest Proposal,"

District Administration, February 2009
"Why Self-Discipline Is Overrated,"

Phi Delta Kappan, November 2008

"It's Not What We Teach; It's What They Learn,"
Education Week, September 10, 2008

"Progressive Education,"
Independent School, Spring 2008

 "Who's Cheating Whom?",
Phi Delta Kappan, October 2007

"Against 'Competitiveness,'"
Education Week, September 19, 2007

"Rethinking Homework,"
Principal, January-February 2007

"Abusing Research: The Study of Homework & Other Examples,"
Phi Delta Kappan, September 2006

"The Trouble with Rubrics,"
English Journal, March 2006. (Or click here for PDF version.)

"Unconditional Teaching,"
Educational Leadership, September 2005

"Atrocious Advice from 'Supernanny,'"
The Nation, May 23, 2005

"Feel-Bad Education: The Cult of Rigor and the Loss of Joy,"

Education Week, September 15, 2004

"Challenging Students -- And How to Have More of Them,"
Phi Delta Kappan, November 2004

"Fighting the Tests,"
Phi Delta Kappan, January 2001

"How Not to Get Into College: The Preoccupation with Preparation,"

Independent School, Winter 2002-2003

"Five Reasons to Stop Saying 'Good Job!'",
Young Children, September 2001

"From Degrading to De-Grading,"
High School Magazine, March 1999

"Television and Children: ReViewing the Evidence,"


"Accelerated Direct Success"

[a parody ad], English Journal, September 2001

"What to Look for in a Classroom,"
Educational Leadership, September 1996

 "Test Ban Entreaty"
[interview with AK], Hope, January 2004

"The Dangerous Myth of Grade Inflation,"
Chronicle of Higher Education, November 8, 2002

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