Alfie Kohn

Alfie
Kohn
1957

American Author and Lecturer on Education, Parenting and Human Behavior

Author Quotes

The desperate rush to raise standards in schools was not initiated by educators or for educational reasons. Rather, it was mandated by politicians and corporate executives for political reasons…. The effect is to squeeze the intellectual life out of classrooms. Also, it has a disproportionately destructive effect on poor and minority kids, and it drives out some of our best teachers. Schools begin to look like test preparation factories.

To feel controlled is to lose interest.

Laziness is the beginning of all vices.

Do rewards motivate people? Absolutely. They motivate people to get rewards.

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First Name
Alfie
Last Name
Kohn
Birth Date
1957
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American Author and Lecturer on Education, Parenting and Human Behavior