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Homework Is Harmful

then have to “unlearn” incorrect information?  When considering the view that homework is harmful, author and speaker Alfie Kohn states that there is no real evidence showing homework to be beneficial to elementary students.  In anEdWeek article, he writes that he found no correlation between homework and improved standardized assessment scores.  Regarding secondary students, Kohn said that there is a slight correlation between homework and improved test scores and grades but there is no evidence...

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Importance of Grades in School

Imani Stephen ENG 1101 23 October 2012 The Importance of Grades in School Alfie Kohn explains in his article, From Degrading to De-grading, that traditional letter/number grades are a waste of time. Kohn believes teachers wrongly relish the moments they get to assign a student a grade. His opinion of the best teacher is the one that despises the grade book and wonders about the thought of giving grades at all. Alfie Kohn provides many reasons supporting his beliefs. For example, grades reduce the...

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Do Grades Eliminate Competition?

on how a child learns. Alfie Kohn, author of The Schools Our Children Deserve: Moving Beyond Traditional Classrooms and “Tougher Standards” and Punished by Rewards, writes extensively about the influence of grades on learning. We asked him to articulate how grades impact a student’s education, as well as what adults can do to minimize the negative effects. What effect does handing out grades have upon the student when it comes to motivation and learning outcomes? Kohn: The research suggests three...

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Job Dobne

Chapter 8 Motivation: From Concepts to Applications Case Incident 2: Bonuses Can Backfire It might seem obvious that people will be motivated by bonuses, but many scholars question this premise. Alfie Kohn has long suggested that workers are “punished by rewards” and urges that organizations avoid trying rewards to performance because of the negative consequences that can result. As an alternative to rewards, some experts recommend that managers foster a positive, upbeat work environment...

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Well Educated Person

updated every day. These become the building blocks of an educated person. When I read the several articles regarding an educated person I found 2 that I can relate to the most. The first one was “What does it mean to be well-educated” By Alfie Kohn & the other article was “Only Connect” the goals of a Liberal Education By William Cronon. The first article caught my attention as soon as the author spoke of his wife attending Harvard and finishing up her doctoral dissertation in anthropology...

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Rhetorical Analysis of “The Dangerous Myth of Grade Inflation”

mediocre work. In fact, the introduction of Alfie Kohn’s “The Dangerous Myth of Grade Inflation” shows reports of the matter made by Harvard Professor Harvey Mansfield and Harvard’s Committee on Raising the Standard, respectively, with a gap of over a century (pg. 1). Kohn expresses his take on the matter of grade inflation and asserts that these accusations are false and ill-supported. Using arguments and logic to give his assertions a backbone, Kohn is successful in illuminating that grading as...

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Winning vs. Loosing

Professor Taylor Winning vs. Losing It’s been said that in a game there is always a loser. Alfie Kohn, the Author of the reading in the book the Remix, No Contest: Play, Fun, and Competition argues the commonly accepted assumption that competitions makes us better but in his view, rather than building character in game play, competitions damage self-esteem and inhibit our social relationships. According to Kohn the word play to him is intrinsically gratifying, it an end in itself. Play must be chosen...

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Classroom Management Plan

G. Have instructional displays and presentations where students can see them. H. Have efficient lighting. With effective classroom conditions, it will influence the students learning, their capability, and motivation to achieve successfully. Alfie Kohn suggests by having classroom conditions, the teacher can turn it into a learning community where the student can feel safe and cared about in class (Charles, 2010). 4. Specify how you would help students conduct themselves appropriately. In my...

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Argumentative Essay: Why Monkey See Monkey Do?

universities across America, and the Author Alfie Kohn responded by stating that parents should not be blamed for how sensitive to certain topics college students are. While I agree that parents should not be entirely blamed for how young adult react in their life, I do believe that the way the parents behave infant of their kids has a lot to do with how they behave as adults. In the New York Times Room for Debate topic “When Free Speech Disappears From Campus,” Kohn wrote a short article stating that “Parents...

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The Great Homework Debate

test scores and better grades. An article written by the NC Board of Education supports how homework does help students out. While Alfie Kohn disagrees by saying that homework takes away valuable time that could be used for their hobbies and time that they could spend with their family. Robert Marzano and Debra Pickering, agree with both the NC Board of Education and Kohn by stating that most homework assignments are based on the amount of work students produce and assignments are not thought provoking...

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