Punished by Rewards Twenty fifth Anniversary Edition

Author: Alfie Kohn
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547526156
Release Date: 1999-09-30
Genre: Family & Relationships

Alfie Kohn’s landmark challenge to carrot-and-stick psychology, featuring updated reflections and research in a major new afterword by the author Our basic strategy for raising children, teaching students, and managing workers can be summed up in six words: Do this and you’ll get that. We dangle goodies (from candy bars to sales commissions) in front of people in the same way that we train the family pet. Since its publication in 1993, this groundbreaking book has persuaded countless parents, teachers, and managers that attempts to manipulate people with incentives may seem to work in the short run, but they ultimately fail and even do lasting harm. Drawing from hundreds of studies, Kohn demonstrates that we actually do inferior work when we are enticed with money, grades, or other incentives—and are apt to lose interest in whatever we were bribed to do. Promising goodies to children for good behavior, meanwhile, can never produce anything more than temporary obedience. Even praise can become a verbal bribe that gets kids hooked on our approval. Rewards and punishments are two sides of the same coin—and the coin doesn’t buy much. What is needed, Kohn explains, is an alternative to both ways of controlling people. Hence, he offers practical strategies for parents, teachers, and managers to replace carrots and sticks. Seasoned with humor and familiar examples, Punished by Rewards presents an argument that is unsettling to hear but impossible to dismiss.

Platons grotesker Irrtum

Author: Gunter Dueck
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 364204607X
Release Date: 2010-06-17
Genre: Business & Economics

Seit 2005 schreibt der Bestsellerautor Gunter Dueck auf seiner Hompepage www.omnisophie.com alle 14 Tage ein neues „Daily Dueck". Mehr als 5000 Stammleser finden dort Satirisches, Ergötzliches oder auch herb Kritisches. Der Band versammelt die ersten 99 „Daily Duecks" für diejenigen, die lieber ein Buch in den Händen halten möchten. Dueck warnte schon früh vor der Finanzkrise, er schreibt witzige oder ätzend scharfe Pointen über Heuschrecken, treudoofe Bestandskunden, Arbeitsstress und Werteverluste und wirbt für mehr Vertrauen im Arbeitsleben.

Familienkonferenz in der Praxis

Author: Thomas Gordon
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641071721
Release Date: 2012-03-22
Genre: Family & Relationships

Mit diesem Longseller bietet der Autor der berühmten Familienkonferenz einen Kursus für Fortgeschrittene an. Er wendet sich in erster Linie an Eltern, die bereits mit seinen Konfliktlösungsmodellen wie "aktives Zuhören", "Ich-Botschaften" und "Konfliktlösung ohne Niederlage" gearbeitet und Erfahrungen gesammelt haben. Thomas Gordon will seine Lösungsmodelle nicht als perfekte Techniken verstanden wissen, sondern als brauchbare Vorschläge, wie Menschen offen, verständnisvoll und ohne Missverständnisse miteinander umgehen können. Gordon erklärt und kommentiert die Erfahrungsberichte von Eltern und macht Lesern Mut, sich auf diese Vorschläge einzulassen.

School Discipline and Self Discipline

Author: George G. Bear
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781606236840
Release Date: 2010-06-03
Genre: Psychology

How can schools create safe, well-supervised classroom environments while also teaching students skills for managing their behavior on their own? This invaluable guide presents a framework for achieving both of these crucial goals. It shows how to balance external reinforcements such as positive behavior supports with social-emotional learning interventions. Evidence-based techniques are provided for targeting the cognitive and emotional processes that underlie self-discipline, both in classroom instruction and when correcting problem behavior. Describing how to weave the techniques together into a comprehensive schoolwide disciplinary approach, the book includes over a dozen reproducible forms, checklists, and assessment tools. The large-size format and lay-flat binding facilitate photocopying. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by T. Chris Riley-Tillman.

Great Myths of Child Development

Author: Stephen Hupp
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118521243
Release Date: 2014-12-08
Genre: Psychology

Great Myths of Child Development reveals the latest evidence-based science behind the myths and misconceptions about the developing child. Shatters the most commonly-held child development myths Reveals the science behind such topical issues as twin-telepathy, sex-prediction, and imaginary friends Covers hot-button issues like childhood vaccines, spankings, “time-outs,” and breastfeeding of older children Features numerous pop culture references and examples drawn from popular TV shows and movies, such as Duck Dynasty, Modern Family and Mad Men Points to a wealth of supplementary resources for interested parents—from evidence-based treatments and self-help books to relevant websites

Sizzling Summer Reading Programs for Young Adults

Author: Katharine Kan
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 083893563X
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Education

Offers over fifty ideas to promote young adult reading, including such theme programs as crime scene investigation, poetry workshops, readings combined with field trips, and cross-cultural events featuring henna tattooing and food.

Experiences in Music Movement Birth to Age 8

Author: Rae Pica
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781428399723
Release Date: 2009-01-09
Genre: Family & Relationships

A complete movement education resource for early childhood and physical education professionals, EXPERIENCES IN MUSIC AND MOVEMENT teaches students the importance of movement in the physical, emotional, and educational growth of children. In addition to teaching movement’s role in traditional child development areas -- physical, affective, and cognitive -- EXPERIENCES IN MUSIC AND MOVEMENT details musical and creative development, and is the only text of its kind to do both. The text includes an entire movement program; lesson planning; guidelines for music selection and usage; developmentally appropriate teaching methods; and tried-and-true tips for creating and maintaining a positive learning environment with children on the move. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Reusing Open Resources

Author: Allison Littlejohn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135040048
Release Date: 2014-07-17
Genre: Education

Every day, learners use and reuse open, digital resources for learning. Reusing Open Resources offers a vision of the potential of these open, online resources to support learning. The book follows on from Reusing Online Resources: A Sustainable Approach to E-learning. At that time focus was on the creation, release and reuse of digital learning resources modeled on educational materials. Since then the open release of resources and data has become mainstream, rather than specialist, changing societal expectations around resource reuse. Social and professional learning networks are now routine places for the exchange of online knowledge resources that are shared, manipulated and reused in new ways, opening opportunities for new models of business, research and learning. The goal of this book is to extend the debate of how open, online resources might support learning across diverse contexts. Twenty-four distinguished experts from nine countries distributed across Europe and North America contribute empirical evidence and ideas. Collectively they provide a vision of the potential of open, online resources to support learning across everyday contexts of education, work and life.

Feel bad Education

Author: Alfie Kohn
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807001400
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Education

This book is a collection of published essays on education by Alfie Kohn since 2005. For his education audience that makes up the majority of his enthusiastic readership, it's a very attractive collection. The essays arguably take on the biggest issues facing school reform today by questioning very fundamental premises about what motivates learning and what the real goals of education are. The title essay, "Feel-Bad Education: The Cult of Rigor and the Loss of Joy" is typical in the way it cuts through the layers of bureaucratic language surrounding education to get to the heart of the enterprise. Kohn is unapologetically partisan, but inviting and accessible. His critiques are sharp, smart, and multi-dimensional. Kohn argues that traditional approaches to praise and punishment, testing and ranking, undermine real learning and genuine creation of strong-minded, independent thinkers. In this book he takes on the destructive effects of those who think they are defending "rigour", where progressive efforts to reform schools should go, and the motivational psychology of teaching and parenting.

This Book Is Not Required

Author: Inge Bell
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781483321158
Release Date: 2013-10-31
Genre: Social Science

This Fifth Edition of the underground classic This Book Is Not Required: An Emotional and Intellectual Survival Manual for Students, by Inge Bell, Bernard McCrane, John Gunderson, and Teri Anderson, breaks new ground in participatory education, offering insight and inspiration to help undergraduates make the most of their college years. This edition continues to teach about the college experience as a whole—looking at the personal, social, intellectual, technological, and spiritual demands and opportunities—while incorporating new material highly relevant to today’s students. The material is presented in a personable and straightforward manner, maintaining Dr. Inge Bell’s illuminating writing style throughout, and inviting students to take responsibility for, and make the most of, their educational experiences.