Stories by Alfie Kohn

Alfie Kohn ( is the author of 14 books about human behavior and education, including No Contest: The Case Against Competition and Punished by Rewards. subscribe to Alfie Kohn's feed

Posted on: Mar 24, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Trump's conservative beliefs are determined by his character disorder.

Posted on: Dec 4, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The president-elect might be pitiable if he weren't a threat to the future of mankind.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2016, Source:

In education, the concept of "choice" has been twisted a variety of ways, to serve any number of agendas.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2016, Source:

Just because it's flashy doesn't mean it actually improves learning.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2016, Source:

Should teachers call on students who haven’t indicated they want to talk and, in fact, have tacitly indicated they don’t want to talk?

Posted on: Dec 22, 2015, Source: AlterNet

What's behind the recent "historic triumph"?

Posted on: May 8, 2014, Source: Da Capo Press

Pushing our children to have self-discipline is ruining their self esteem, while maintaining the status quo.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2012, Source: Education Week

Why do we focus on what is easiest to quantify, rather than what really matters in the classroom?

Posted on: Mar 15, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The country's "most outspoken critic" of our national fixation on grades and test scores explains to teachers -- and parents -- why giving children grades does more harm than good.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2008, Source: The Nation

When Obama turns his attention to the Education Department, let's hope he picks a progressive.