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Alfie Kohn Quotes

Together is my favorite place to be - Love Quotes
A girl doesn't need anyone who doesn't need her - Marilyn Monroe Quotes
Dogs teach us a lot of things but none more important than to love unconditionally - Dog Quotes
You had me at hello - Love Quotes
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken - Oscar Wilde Quotes
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why - Mark Twain Quotes
I told you I'll be ready in FIVE minutes, stop calling me every half hour - Funny Quotes
A year from now you'll wish you started today - Work Quotes
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Punishments erode relationships and moral growth  (Alfie Kohn Quotes) Children learn how to make good decisions by making decisions, not by following directions  (Alfie Kohn Quotes) Being a team player should not imply a demand for simple obedience and conformity  (Alfie Kohn Quotes) The race to win turns us all into losers  (Alfie Kohn Quotes) Trying to be number one and trying to do a task well are two different things  (Alfie Kohn Quotes) Unconditional parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason  (Alfie Kohn Quotes) Educational success should be measured by how strong your desire is to keep learning  (Alfie Kohn Quotes) If children feel safe, they can take risks, ask questions, make mistakes, learn to trust, share their feelings, and grow.  (Alfie Kohn Quotes) We learn most readily, most naturally, most effectively, when we start with the big picture - precisely when the basics don’t come first.  (Alfie Kohn Quotes) Contrary to what you think, your company will be a lot more productive if you refuse to tolerate competition among your employees.  (Alfie Kohn Quotes) Saying you taught it but the student didn’t learn it is like saying you sold it but the customer didn’t buy it.  (Alfie Kohn Quotes) There are different kinds of motivation, and the kind matters more than the amount  (Alfie Kohn Quotes) To feel controlled is to lose interest  (Alfie Kohn Quotes) Do rewards motivate people? Absolutely. They motivate people to get rewards  (Alfie Kohn Quotes) Many of our elected officials have virtually handed the keys to our schools over to corporate interests. Presidential commissions on education are commonly chaired by the executives of large companies.  (Alfie Kohn Quotes) When was the last time you spent the entire day with only 42 year olds?  (Alfie Kohn Quotes) Punishments and rewards are two sides of the same coin and that coin doesn’t buy you much  (Alfie Kohn Quotes) Students should not only be trained to live in a democracy when they grow up; they should have the chance to live in one today  (Alfie Kohn Quotes) Those who know they’re valued irrespective of their accomplishments often end up accomplishing quite a lot. It’s the experience of being accepted without conditions that helps people develop a healthy confidence in themselves, a belief that it’s safe to take risks and try new things  (Alfie Kohn Quotes) Independence is useful, but caring attitudes and behaviors shrivel up in a culture where each person is responsible only for himself  (Alfie Kohn Quotes) Saying you taught it but the student didn’t learn it is like saying you sold it but the customer didn’t buy it  (Alfie Kohn Quotes) If unconditional love and genuine enthusiasm are present, praise isn’t necessary. If they’re absent, praise won’t help  (Alfie Kohn Quotes) In outstanding classrooms, teachers do more listening than talking, and students do more talking than listening. Terrific teachers often have teeth marks on their tongues  (Alfie Kohn Quotes) Don’t let anyone tell you that standardized tests are not accurate measures. The truth of the matter is they offer a remarkably precise method for gauging the size of the houses near the school where the test was administered  (Alfie Kohn Quotes) The value of a book about dealing with children is inversely proportional to the number of times it contains the word behavior  (Alfie Kohn Quotes) In a word, learning is decontextualized. We break ideas down into tiny pieces that bear no relation to the whole. We give students a brick of information, followed by another brick, followed by another brick, until they are graduated, at which point we assume they have a house. What they have is a pile of bricks, and they don’t have it for long  (Alfie Kohn Quotes) When test scores go up, we should worry, because of how poor a measure they are of what matters, and what you typically sacrifice in a desperate effort to raise scores  (Alfie Kohn Quotes) The overwhelming number of teachers... are unable to name or describe a theory of learning that underlies what they do  (Alfie Kohn Quotes) You have to give them unconditional love. They need to know that even if they screw up, you love them. You don’t want them to grow up and resent you or, even worse, parent the way you parented them  (Alfie Kohn Quotes) People will typically be more enthusiastic where they feel a sense of belonging and see themselves as part of a community than they will in a workplace in which each person is left to his own devices  (Alfie Kohn Quotes)
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