Punished By Rewards Twenty Fifth Anniversary Edition

Author: Alfie Kohn
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547526157
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Alfie Kohn’s landmark challenge to carrot-and-stick psychology, featuring updated reflections and research in a major new afterword by the author Our basic strategy for raising children, teaching students, and managing workers can be summed up in six words: Do this and you’ll get that. We dangle goodies (from candy bars to sales commissions) in front of people in the same way that we train the family pet. Since its publication in 1993, this groundbreaking book has persuaded countless parents, teachers, and managers that attempts to manipulate people with incentives may seem to work in the short run, but they ultimately fail and even do lasting harm. Drawing from hundreds of studies, Kohn demonstrates that we actually do inferior work when we are enticed with money, grades, or other incentives—and are apt to lose interest in whatever we were bribed to do. Promising goodies to children for good behavior, meanwhile, can never produce anything more than temporary obedience. Even praise can become a verbal bribe that gets kids hooked on our approval. Rewards and punishments are two sides of the same coin—and the coin doesn’t buy much. What is needed, Kohn explains, is an alternative to both ways of controlling people. Hence, he offers practical strategies for parents, teachers, and managers to replace carrots and sticks. Seasoned with humor and familiar examples, Punished by Rewards presents an argument that is unsettling to hear but impossible to dismiss.

Punished By Rewards

Author: Alfie Kohn
Publisher: Mariner Books
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Criticizes the system of motivating through reward, offering arguments for motivating people by working with them instead of doing things to them

Punished By Rewards Twenty Fifth Anniversary Edition

Author: Alfie Kohn
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 1328450538
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Alfie Kohn’s landmark challenge to carrot-and-stick psychology, featuring updated reflections and research in a major new afterword by the author Our basic strategy for raising children, teaching students, and managing workers can be summed up in six words: Do this and you’ll get that. We dangle goodies (from candy bars to sales commissions) in front of people in the same way that we train the family pet. Since its publication in 1993, this groundbreaking book has persuaded countless parents, teachers, and managers that attempts to manipulate people with incentives may seem to work in the short run, but they ultimately fail and even do lasting harm. Drawing from hundreds of studies, Kohn demonstrates that we actually do inferior work when we are enticed with money, grades, or other incentives—and are apt to lose interest in whatever we were bribed to do. Promising goodies to children for good behavior, meanwhile, can never produce anything more than temporary obedience. Even praise can become a verbal bribe that gets kids hooked on our approval. Rewards and punishments are two sides of the same coin—and the coin doesn’t buy much. What is needed, Kohn explains, is an alternative to both ways of controlling people. Hence, he offers practical strategies for parents, teachers, and managers to replace carrots and sticks. Seasoned with humor and familiar examples, Punished by Rewards presents an argument that is unsettling to hear but impossible to dismiss.

The Schools Our Children Deserve

Author: Alfie Kohn
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618083459
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Arguing against the "tougher standards" rhetoric that marks the current education debate, the author of No Contest and Punished by Rewards writes that such tactics squeeze the pleasure out of learning. Reprint.

Sizzling Summer Reading Programs For Young Adults

Author: Katharine Kan
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 9780838935637
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Offers over fifty ideas to promote young adult reading, including such theme programs as crime scene investigation, poetry workshops, readings combined with field trips, and cross-cultural events featuring henna tattooing and food.

School Discipline And Self Discipline

Author: George G. Bear
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606236849
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How can schools create safe, well-supervised classroom environments while also teaching students skills for managing their behavior on their own? This invaluable guide presents a framework for achieving both of these crucial goals. It shows how to balance external reinforcements such as positive behavior supports with social-emotional learning interventions. Evidence-based techniques are provided for targeting the cognitive and emotional processes that underlie self-discipline, both in classroom instruction and when correcting problem behavior. Describing how to weave the techniques together into a comprehensive schoolwide disciplinary approach, the book includes over a dozen reproducible forms, checklists, and assessment tools. The large-size format and lay-flat binding facilitate photocopying. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by T. Chris Riley-Tillman.

Experiences In Music Movement Birth To Age 8

Author: Rae Pica
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1428399720
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A complete movement education resource for early childhood and physical education professionals, EXPERIENCES IN MUSIC AND MOVEMENT teaches students the importance of movement in the physical, emotional, and educational growth of children. In addition to teaching movement’s role in traditional child development areas -- physical, affective, and cognitive -- EXPERIENCES IN MUSIC AND MOVEMENT details musical and creative development, and is the only text of its kind to do both. The text includes an entire movement program; lesson planning; guidelines for music selection and usage; developmentally appropriate teaching methods; and tried-and-true tips for creating and maintaining a positive learning environment with children on the move. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Robot Factory

Author: Joseph Ganem
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319778609
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This book exposes a disturbing misuse of the scientific method to advance policies and agendas that are in fact detrimental to both science and education. The author, a physics professor, examines two related trends in education – the practice of “data-driven” reform and the disparaging of the traditional liberal arts in favor of programs with a heavy emphasis on science and technology. Many of the reforms being foisted on educators have more in common with pseudo-science than real science. The reduction of education to a commodity, and the shilling of science as a means to enhance corporate profits, lead to an impoverished and stunted understanding of science in particular, and of education in general. How is it possible for: • schools with all students learning at grade-level to be rated as failing?• teachers to be rated as ineffective after all their students meet their learning outcomes?• rising grade-school math standards to result in more college students needing remedial math?• politicians to disparage scientists and their results but argue that more students should study science? These bizarre outcomes have happened and are the result of an education system that misuses and misrepresents math and science in the classroom and in crafting education policies. This book exposes the flawed and fallacious thinking that is damaging education at all levels throughout the United States, and makes a compelling case for rethinking the standardized, optimized, and quantified approaches in vogue in education today to accommodate the different needs of individual teachers and students.