Punished by Rewards: Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition

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Mariner Books #ad - Hence, teachers, he offers practical strategies for parents, and managers to replace carrots and sticks. What is needed, kohn explains, is an alternative to both ways of controlling people. We dangle goodies from candy bars to sales commissions in front of people in the same way that we train the family pet.

Promising goodies to children for good behavior, meanwhile, can never produce anything more than temporary obedience. Since its publication in 1993, teachers, and managers that attempts to manipulate people with incentives may seem to work in the short run, this groundbreaking book has persuaded countless parents, but they ultimately fail and even do lasting harm.

 . Seasoned with humor and familiar examples, Punished by Rewards presents an argument that is unsettling to hear but impossible to dismiss. Drawing from hundreds of studies, grades, kohn demonstrates that we actually do inferior work when we are enticed with money, or other incentives—and are apt to lose interest in whatever we were bribed to do.

Punished by Rewards: Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition #ad - Even praise can become a verbal bribe that gets kids hooked on our approval. Alfie kohn’s landmark challenge to carrot-and-stick psychology, teaching students, featuring updated reflections and research in a major new afterword by the author   Our basic strategy for raising children, and managing workers can be summed up in six words: Do this and you’ll get that.

Rewards and punishments are two sides of the same coin—and the coin doesn’t buy much.

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Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason

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Atria Books #ad - This is an eye-opening, paradigm-shattering book that will reconnect readers to their own best instincts and inspire them to become better parents. Yet conventional approaches to parenting such as punishments including “time-outs”, rewards including positive reinforcement, and other forms of control teach children that they are loved only when they please us or impress us.

More than just another book about discipline, feel about, though, Unconditional Parenting addresses the ways parents think about, and act with their children. In this truly groundbreaking book, nationally respected educator Alfie Kohn begins instead by asking, “What do kids need—and how can we meet those needs?” What follows from that question are ideas for working with children rather than doing things to them.

Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason #ad - One basic need all children have, is to be loved unconditionally, Kohn argues, to know that they will be accepted even if they screw up or fall short. Kohn cites a body of powerful, and largely unknown, research detailing the damage caused by leading children to believe they must earn our approval. Raising Kids.

That's precisely the message children derive from common discipline techniques, even though it's not the message most parents intend to send. It invites them to question their most basic assumptions about raising kids while offering a wealth of practical strategies for shifting from “doing to” to “working with” parenting—including how to replace praise with the unconditional support that children need to grow into healthy, caring, responsible people.

A groundbreaking approach to parenting by nationally-respected educator Alfie Kohn that gives parents “powerful alternatives to help children become their most caring, responsible selves” Adele Faber, New York Times bestselling author by switching the dynamic from doing things to children to working with them in order to understand their needs and how to meet them.

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Beyond Discipline: From Compliance to Community, 10th Anniversary Edition

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Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development #ad - Some may advocate the use of carrots rather than sticks; some may refer to punishments as "logical consequences. But virtually all take for granted that the teacher must be in control of the classroom, and that what we need are strategies to get students to comply with the adult's expectations. Alfie kohn challenged these widely accepted premises, and with them the very idea of classroom "management, " when the original edition of Beyond Discipline was published in 1996.

Packed with stories from real classrooms around the country, seasoned with humor and grounded in a vision as practical as it is optimistic, Beyond Discipline shows how students are most likely to flourish in schools that have moved toward collaborative problem solving--and beyond discipline. Kohn shows how a fundamentally cynical view of children underlies the belief that we must tell them exactly how we expect them to behave and then offer "positive reinforcement" when they obey.

Beyond Discipline: From Compliance to Community, 10th Anniversary Edition #ad - Just as memorizing someone else's right answers fails to promote students' intellectual development, so does complying with someone else's expectations for how to act fail to help students develop socially or morally. For this 10th anniversary edition, Kohn adds a new afterword that expands on the book's central themes and responds to questions from readers.

Raising Kids. Used book in Good Condition. Kohn contrasts the idea of discipline, in which things are done to students to control their behavior, with an approach in which we work with students to create caring communities where decisions are made together. Beyond discipline has earned the status of an education classic, a vital alternative to all the traditional manuals that consist of techniques for imposing control.

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The Schools Our Children Deserve: Moving Beyond Traditional Classrooms and "Tougher Standards"

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Mariner Books #ad - Here at last is a book that challenges the two dominant forces in American education: an aggressive nostalgia for traditional teaching “If it was bad enough for me, it’s bad enough for my kids” and a heavy-handed push for Tougher Standards. Raising Kids. 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 demands to “raise the bar.

Drawing on stories from real classrooms and extensive research, Kohn shows parents, educators, and others interested in the debate how schools can help students explore ideas rather than filling them with forgettable facts and preparing them for standardized tests. Used book in Good Condition.

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No Contest: The Case Against Competition

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Houghton Mifflin #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Contrary to accepted wisdom, competition is not basic to human nature; it poisons our relationships and holds us back from doing our best. No contest stands as the definitive critique of competition. In this new edition, Alfie Kohn argues that the race to win turns all of us into losers.

Raising Kids.

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The Myth of the Spoiled Child: Coddled Kids, Helicopter Parents, and Other Phony Crises

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Beacon Press #ad - Parents are accused of being both permissive and overprotective, unwilling to set limits and afraid to let their kids fail. Moreover, new research reveals that helicopter parenting is quite rare and, surprisingly, may do more good than harm when it does occur. A prominent and esteemed critic challenges widely held beliefs about children and parenting, revealing that underlying each myth is a deeply conservative ideology that is, ironically, often adopted by liberal parents.

Somehow a set of deeply conservative assumptions about children—what they’re like and how they should be raised—has congealed into the conventional wisdom in our society. Complaints about pushover parents and coddled kids are hardly new, he shows, and there is no evidence that either phenomenon is especially widespread today—let alone more common than in previous generations.

These include claims that young people    • suffer from inflated self-esteem    • are entitled and narcissistic    • receive trophies, praise, and A’s too easily    • are in need of more self-discipline and “grit” Kohn’s invitation to reexamine these and other assumptions is particularly timely; his book has the potential to change our culture’s conversation about kids and the people who raise them.

The Myth of the Spoiled Child: Coddled Kids, Helicopter Parents, and Other Phony Crises #ad - Used book in Good Condition. The major threat to healthy child development, Kohn argues, is parenting that is too controlling rather than too indulgent. With the same lively, competition, contrarian style that marked his influential books about rewards, Kohn relies on a vast collection of social science data, to challenge assertions that appear with numbing regularity in the popular press and are often accepted uncritically, as well as on logic and humor, and education, even by people who are politically liberal.

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Reach for Greatness: Personalizable Education for All Children Corwin Impact Leadership Series

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Corwin #ad - How do you close the achievement gap? Start by changing the question. You’ll also find:   strategies for implementing personalizable education Examples showing practices that have gone wrong―and right Guidance for teaching disadvantaged students Raising Kids. It’s time to recognize that the potential for greatness lies in a unique form within each child―and that the goal of education should be to encourage and develop it.

This inspiring manifesto brings in research from different disciplines and demonstrates how to uncover individual greatness by giving students control of their learning. Used book in Good Condition. When we use the achievement gap to define success, we shortchange our students.

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The Assessment of Emergent Bilinguals: Supporting English Language Learners

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Multilingual Matters #ad - Used book in Good Condition. This textbook is a comprehensive introduction to the assessment of students in K-12 schools who use two or more languages in their daily life: English Language Learners ELLs, or Emergent Bilinguals. The author presents a decision-making framework called PUMI Purpose, Method, Use, Instrument that practitioners can use to better inform assessment decisions for bilingual children.

Raising Kids. Multilingual Matters Limited. The book will be an invaluable resource in teacher preparation programs, but will also help policy-makers and educators make better decisions to support their students. The book includes a thorough examination of the policy, history and assessment/measurement issues that educators should understand in order to best advocate for their students.

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The Challenge to Care in Schools: An Alternative Approach to Education, Second Edition Advances in Contemporary Educational Thought Series

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Teachers College Press #ad - Multilingual Matters Limited. After a decade of educational reforms, The Challenge to Care in Schools is even more relevant now than when it was first published. In her new introduction, accountability, Nel Noddings revisits her seminal book and places care as central to current debates on standardization, privatization, and the continuous struggle between traditional and progressive methods of education.

She suggests that if we make the responsiveness characteristic of caring more basic than accountability, we can accommodate both traditional and progressive preferences in one school system to the benefit of all…especially the children. Used book in Good Condition. Introductory chapters focus on caring in general and on the problems of liberal education, while the final chapter offers sound advice for implementing a caring curriculum in our schools.

The Challenge to Care in Schools: An Alternative Approach to Education, Second Edition Advances in Contemporary Educational Thought Series #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Chapters address the practical and theoretical questions involved in organizing traditional and nontraditional areas of study around themes of care. In the second edition, and that these strengths should be cultivated in an environment of caring, Noddings once again envisions a school system built on the idea that different people have different strengths, not of competition.

Rather then forcing one side to yield to the other, this book advocates an alternative “responsive system” that will allow the best ideas to flourish. Praise for the first edition! "A welcome addition to the often fragmented discussion of what children need and what school and education should be. Harvard educational review "I recommend this book to all concerned about education, personally and/or professionally.

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The Homework Myth: Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad Thing

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Da Capo Lifelong Books #ad - 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 misguided focus on competitiveness has left our kids with less free time, and our families with more conflict. Guaranteed packaging.

Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Raising Kids. New. Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon. No quibbles returns. Mint Condition. Multilingual Matters Limited. Pointing to stories of parents who have fought back-and schools that have proved educational excellence is possible without homework-Kohn demonstrates how we can rethink what happens during and after school in order to rescue our families and our children's love of learning.

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Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life Masterminds Series

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Basic Books #ad - New. People are happiest when they challenge themselves with tasks that demand a high degree of skill and commitment, and which are undertaken for their own sake. Used book in Good Condition. Take a routine chore and figure out how to do it better, faster, more efficiently. In short, learn the hidden power of complete engagement, a psychological state the author calls flow.

. Used book in Good Condition. Though they appear simple, the lessons in Finding Flow are life-changing. Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon. Instead of watching television, play the piano. Work fills our days with anxiety and pressure, we tend to live in boredom, so that during our free time, watching TV or absorbed by our phones.

Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life Masterminds Series #ad - What are we missing? to answer this question, Csikszentmihalyi studied thousands of people, and he found the key. Multilingual Matters Limited. From one of the pioneers of the scientific study of happiness, an indispensable guide to living your best life. What makes a good life? is it money? An important job? Leisure time? Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi believes our obsessive focus on such measures has led us astray.

No quibbles returns. Raising Kids.

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