Alfie Kohn
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Alfie Kohn

Alfie Kohn writes and speaks widely on human behavior, education, and parenting. He is the author of twelve books and hundreds of articles. Kohn has been described by Time Magazine as "perhaps the country's most outspoken critic of education's fixation on grades and test scores." He has appeared twice on "Oprah," as well as on "The Today Show," NPR's "Talk of the Nation," and on many other TV and radio programs. He spends much of his time speaking at education conferences, as well as to parent groups, school faculties, and researchers. Kohn lives (actually) in the Boston area - and (virtually) at www.alfiekohn.org.

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    • Unconditional Parenting

    • Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason
    • By: Alfie Kohn
    • Narrated by: Alfie Kohn
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One basic need all children have, educator Alfie Kohn argues, is to be loved unconditionally, to know that they will be accepted even if they screw up or fall short....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best parenting book I've read!

    • By Heather on 08-18-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Punished by Rewards

    • The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other Bribes
    • By: Alfie Kohn
    • Narrated by: Alfie Kohn
    • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
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    Punished by Rewards presents an argument unsettling to hear but impossible to dismiss....

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    • Punished by Rewards

    • By Michael on 05-19-18
    • The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other Bribes
    • By: Alfie Kohn
    • Narrated by: Alfie Kohn
    • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
    • Release date: 07-20-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 143 ratings

    Regular price: $30.09

    • The Homework Myth

    • Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad Thing
    • By: Alfie Kohn
    • Narrated by: Alfie Kohn
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
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    Alfie Kohn systematically examines the usual defenses of homework - that it promotes higher achievement, "reinforces" learning, and teaches study skills and responsibility. None of these assumptions, he shows, actually passes the test of research, logic, or experience....

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Myth of the Spoiled Child

    • Challenging the Conventional Wisdom about Children and Parenting
    • By: Alfie Kohn
    • Narrated by: Alfie Kohn
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
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    Somehow, deeply conservative assumptions about how children behave and how parents raise them have become the conventional wisdom in our society....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good theories, no tangible or practical ideas.

    • By Ben on 05-12-15

    Regular price: $25.19

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