Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other Bribesby Alfie Kohn
The basic strategy we use for raising children, teaching students, and managing workers can be summarized in six words: Do this and you'll get that. We dangle goodies (from candy bars to sales commissions) in front of people in much the same way we train the family pet. Drawing on a wealth of psychological research, Alfie Kohn points the way to a more successful strategy based on working with people instead of doing things to them. Kirkus Reviews called Punished By Rewards "a clear, convincing demonstration of the shortcoming of pop-behaviorism, written with style, humor, and authority," and Thomas Gordon, the founder of Parent Effectiveness Training, said, "Every parent, teacher, and manager should read this book - and hurry."
"a clear, convincing demonstration of the shortcomings of pop-behaviorism, written with style, humor, and authority," Kirkus Reviews
"Every parent, teacher, and manager should read this book -- and hurry." -- Thomas Gordon, founder of Parent Effectiveness Training
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Meet the Author
Alfie Kohn's published works include Punished by Rewards, No Contest: The Case Against Competition, Beyond Discipline, and What to Look for in a Classroom. Described by Time as "perhaps the country's most outspoken critic of educational fixation on grades and test scores," he has traveled across the country delivering lectures to teachers, parents, and researchers.
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