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I Think This Column On Asking Questions Is One Of The Best Piece’s Alfie Kohn Has Ever Written

Alfie Kohn is always thought-provoking, though I fairly often think he takes things too far or is just not very realistic about life in a typical classroom. I’ve got to say, though, that I think his new article in ASCD Educational Leadership, “Who’s Asking?”, is one of the most useful and practical pieces that he’s written. Unfortunately, ASCD put it behind their paywall. Fortunately, though, Kohn also put it on his own blog where it is free to read. Here’s an excerpt: I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles About Asking Good Questions — Help Me Find More. Share...

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Hilarious Video Clip On Motivation, Alfie Kohn, & “The Office”

Alfie Kohn has written several books, including “Punished By Rewards.”. Dwight Schrute is the well-known character in the television comedy, “The Office.” What might the connection be between the two of them? Watch this two minute video clip to find out: Alfie Kohn vs Dwight Schrute I’m adding this post to My Best Posts On “Motivating” Students. It’s been circulating around Twitter like wildfire for the past couple of days, and, sorry, I can’t remember who shared it first….. Share...

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Here’s An Article & Questions We Used For A Good Faculty Discussion On Classroom Management

Thanks to my talented colleague Jen Adkins, we had a good staff discussion on classroom management today. We first read Discpline Is The Problem – Not The Solution by Alfie Kohn. As with most of his pieces, it’s very thought-provoking and, in my opinion, generally paints things too much in black-and-white terms (though I do think the last piece of his I shared here was exceptionally good: I Think This Column On Asking Questions Is One Of The Best Piece’s Alfie Kohn Has Ever Written). After reading the Discipline article, we took a few minutes to write down answers to these questions that Jen developed (and which she gave me permission to reprint here): 1. Which parts of the article did you identify with? Why? 2. With what did you take issue or disagree with? Why? 3. Could Kohn’s ideas lead to a more equitable classroom? 4. Further ideas for improving the dynamic in my own classes are: Then, we talked about our responses in small groups. It was time well-spent. I’m adding this post to Best Posts On Classroom Management. Share...

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Part Three: The Best Parent Engagement Resources – 2017

You may or may not know that I have another blog focusing on parent engagement resources. And I have scores of related “Best” lists here. Over the past few years, though, I’ve just been sharing links to related resources there, and have used Storify to collect them. Storify, however, announced this past week that they are closing down next May. So, I’m beginning to sort through those collections and move key resources to other platforms. This list is my first attempt at this review. For now, I’m just collecting the most key links here and at some later date will add them to the appropriate “Best” lists. I’ve previously published The Best Parent Engagement Resources 2017 and Part Two: The Best Parent Engagement Resources – 2017. Part Two was really the Best of 2016 as I attempted to salvage Storify resources, but I thought it would be strange to title that post with that date as we enter 2018.  And this list is really the best from 2015, and is my last one as I re-visit those Storify collections. I’ll continue to collect parent engagement resources at my other blog. However, I’ll be using the TweetDeck “collections” feature for those future posts. I’m adding this post to All 2017 “Best” Lists In One Place. Here are my choices: Thinking About Texting Parents? Best Practices for School-to-Parent Texting Kitchen Table Connections (or 5 Ideas to Re-Envision...

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Nice Critique Of Lectures

I’m not a fan of giving or listening to lectures – either in K-12 or on the college level. In fact, I’ve compiled a fair amount of research on why and how it doesn’t work at The Best Research Demonstrating That Lectures Are Not The Best Instructional Strategy. Alfie Kohn has just published a useful critique titled Don’t Lecture Me! Here’s an excerpt: I’ll be adding this to that “Best” list… Share...

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