Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Alifie Kohn! A wonderful opportunity to hear him at Brandeis

 Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education   
8th Annual Teacher Forum
Choices in the Classroom:  
From Coercion to Community with Alfie Kohn
Sunday, February 28, 2016
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Brandeis University 
Hassenfeld Conference Center
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453

This event is free and open to the public but space is limited and registration is required. 

* What's the single greatest obstacle to creating more democratic classrooms?
* How can students make individual and collective decisions about learning?
* Is it realistic for students to participate in designing their curriculum?
If we want students to take responsibility for their behavior and learning, it is up to us to give them responsibilities. Research shows unequivocally that students learn more effectively and care more about what they are learning when they have some say about their experiences. By contrast, they suffer from burnout when they feel powerless. Alfie Kohn describes the whys and the hows of bringing students into the decision-making process on many aspects of their learning.

Alfie Kohn
Alfie Kohn writes and speaks widely on human behavior, education, and parenting. He is the author of 14 books and scores of articles including Punished by Rewards, The Schools our Children Deserve, and The Homework Myth. He has been described in Time magazine as "perhaps the country's most outspoken critic of education's fixation on grades [and] test scores."

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