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What Happens When You Free Your Child from the Degrading Grading Experience?

What Happens When You Free Your Child from the Degrading Grading Experience?

What Happens When You Free Your Child from the Degrading Grading Experience? BY LINDA DOBSON Our accepted education practices greatly interfere with the brain's natural development, creating many of the learning problems schools then turn around and "fix" for us. OK, it's bad enough that school's myopic attention to the intellect creates [...]

Homeschooling: What Happens When Your Child Is Freed of the Degrading Grading Experience?

Homeschooling: What Happens When Your Child Is Freed of the Degrading Grading Experience?

Homeschooling: What Happens When Your Child Is Freed of the Degrading Grading Experience? By Linda Dobson OK, it's bad enough that school's myopic attention to the intellect creates damaging imbalance. But insult is added to injury when they place an extraneous value on your child's work; a value which routinely considers only the end [...]

Alfie Kohn in Boulder, CO APR 17

Alfie Kohn in Boulder, CO APR 17

The Homework Myth: Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad Thing A Lecture by Alfie Kohn Saturday, April 17, 2010 8:00 - 10:00 am Naropa University Nalanda Events Center 6287 Arapahoe Road Boulder, CO 80303 Alfie Kohn writes and speaks widely on human behavior, education, and parenting. The latest of his eleven books are THE [...]

Grandma at the Helm

Grandma at the Helm

"...It makes sense for parents to consider putting aside grades and scores as indications of success and to look instead at the child's interest in learning. This is the primary criterion by which schools (and our own actions) should be judged." ~ Alfie Kohn in Punished by Rewards

Insider Exposes Standardized Testing Industry

Insider Exposes Standardized Testing Industry

A new book titled Making the Grades: My Misadventures in the Standardized Testing Industry by Todd Farley has been a long-time coming, and it looks like it may have been worth the wait. (You can read the first 12 pages at the link provided.) What follows is more info from the press release, followed by pre-publication endorsements from two [...]