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Education on the Edge Presents: Alfie Kohn

January 28, 2015

Alfie Kohn

"The (Progressive) Schools Our Children Deserve"

Even though our knowledge of how children learn has come a long way in the last few decades, most schools still focus more on memorizing facts and practicing isolated skills than on understanding ideas from the inside out; they still exclude students from any meaningful decision-making role; and they still rely on grades, tests, homework, lectures, worksheets, competition, punishments, and rewards. Alfie Kohn explores alternatives to each of these conventional practices, explaining why progressive education can help kids become critical thinkers and lifelong learners. Read more

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