Alfie Kohn Quotes

Alfie Kohn Quotes: We can't value only what is easy to measure; measurable outcomes may be the least important results of learning.
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Alfie Kohn Quote: Being a team player should not imply a demand for simple obedience and conformity.
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Quotes about Alfie Kohn: Non-cooperative approaches, by contrast, almost always involve duplication of effort, since someone working independently must spend time and skills on problems that already have been encountered and overcome by someone else. A technical hitch, for example, is more likely to be solved quickly and imaginatively if scientists (including scientists from different countries) pool their talents rather than compete against one another.
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Quote about Alfie Kohn: In a word, learning is decontextualized. We break ideas down into tiny pieces that bear no relation to the whole. We give students a brick of information, followed by another brick, followed by another brick, until they are graduated, at which point we assume they have a house. What they have is a pile of bricks, and they don't have it for long.
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Alfie Kohn Sayings: If children feel safe, they can take risks, ask questions, make mistakes, learn to trust, share their feelings, and grow.
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Alfie Kohn Saying: Don't let anyone tell you that standardized tests are not accurate measures. The truth of the matter is they offer a remarkably precise method for gauging the size of the houses near the school where the test was administered.
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Sayings about Alfie Kohn: If I offered you a thousand dollars to take off your shoes, you'd very likely accept--and then I could triumphantly announce that 'rewards work.' But as with punishments, they can never help someone develop a *commitment* to a task or action, a reason to keep doing it when there's no longer a payoff.
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Saying about Alfie Kohn: We have so much to cover and so little time to cover it. Howard Gardner refers to curriculum coverage as the single greatest enemy of understanding. Think instead about ideas to be discovered.
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