The Homework Myth: Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad Thing

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Da Capo Press, 2007 - Education - 250 pages
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So why do we continue to administer this modern cod liver oil-or even demand a larger dose? Kohnís incisive analysis reveals how a set of misconceptions about learning and a misguided focus on competitiveness has left our kids with less free time, and our families with more conflict. Pointing to stories of parents who have fought back-and schools that have proved educational excellence is possible without homework-Kohn demonstrates how we can rethink what happens during and after school in order to rescue our families and our childrenís love of learning.

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Love the cover. A 10-year old I know is currently experiencing homework nightmares and authoritarian teaching, and when I told her about the book, I think she felt a bit better. The main strength of ... Read full review

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Equal Time for Freethought Interview with Alfie Kohn by Arnell Dowret
Equal Time for Freethought. Interview with Alfie Kohn by Arnell Dowret. Aired February 4, 2007. Transcribed by Joel Schlosberg ... ETFF/ ETFF_transcript_204_Kohn.pdf

Bookworm - Big Ideas for Busy People: The Homework Myth
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The Homework Myth:. Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad Thing. (Da Capo Press, 2006). Listen to an interview with. Alfie Kohn about homework ... books/ hm.htm

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Teacher Magazine: The Homework Myth
Alfie Kohn, author of such standbys of progressive educational literature as Punished by Rewards and The Schools Our Children Deserve, aims in his latest ... tm/ articles/ 2006/ 12/ 01/ 03books-1.h18.html

The Homework Myth - Education Articles
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Barbara Frank: Regarding "The Homework Myth"
It always cracks me up when people ask me if I give my kids homework. When I say no, they often look alarmed, and I get the impression that they think I'm ... 2007/ 02/ regarding-homework-myth.html

The Imperfect Homeschooler - Regarding "The Homework Myth"
The Imperfect Homeschooler. Feb. 19, 2007. Regarding "The Homework Myth". It always cracks me up when people ask me if I give my kids homework. ... BarbaraFrank/ 287871/

worldchanging Los Angeles: The Homework Myth
The Homework Myth. Jennifer Murphy May 20, 2007 12:11 PM. Article Photo. On May 15, the Pacifica Community Charter School of Culver City hosted Alfie Kohn, ... local/ losangeles/ archives/ 006722.html

About the author (2007)

Alfie Kohn is the author of ten previous books, including Punished by Rewards, The Schools Our Children Deserve, and Unconditional Parenting. He lives with his family in the Boston area.

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