The Case Against Homework - Ms. Boyd's Class.
ALFIE KOHN HOMEWORK SHOULD BE BANNED - But for others, homework creates a tug-of-war between parents and children, says Liz Goodenough, M. Instead, as the authors of The Case Against Homework Instead, as the authors of The Case Against Homework.
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.
Alfie Kohn. 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. Pointing to stories of parents who have fought back-and schools that have proved educational.
Alfie Kohn does extensive review of the research performed throughout the 2oth century regarding the effectiveness of homework and makes a very viable argument that it has very little value, especially for elementary school children. He also points out the negative aspects of homework: the drain on free time and play, suppression of the natural love of learning in children and the trumping of.
The Case Against Gold Stars. By Alfie Kohn. Call it the “gold-star syndrome.” Sometimes we paste stars on a chart. At other times we offer toys or extra TV, candy or cash, pizza or special privileges. We reward kids for doing what we want instead of punishing them for disobeying. Pull out a child-care book at random — or just watch a typical parent at home — and you’ll notice that.
I should begin by saying that I recently heard Alfie Kohn speak and was a big fan of what he had to say about education and parenting. His views on homework (nutshell: kids shouldn't have homework) were new to me and got me thinking more deeply about the homework I see Cameron bring home and whether or not it is beneficial.
And in any case, it's far from clear that the former causes the latter. And if you're wondering, not a single study has ever supported the folk wisdom that homework teaches good work habits or develops positive character traits such as self-discipline, responsibility or independence.