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50 quotes from Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A’s, Praise and Other Bribes: ‘In a word, learning is decontextualized. Punished by Rewards has ratings and reviews. Drawing on a wealth of psychological research, Alfie Kohn points the way to a more successful. Alfie Kohn’s landmark challenge to carrot-and-stick psychology, featuring updated Seasoned with humor and familiar examples, Punished by Rewards.

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My Notes I want to remember: I love parenting books, and I love exploring different ideas on how to parentbut this one was more difficult for me.

We break ideas down into tiny pieces that bear no relation to the whole. Like these earlier books, Punished by Rewards is well argued, well referenced and straightforward to read. You’re saying this is not just your opinion.

I felt that the this might what was wring with public education. Estes – LibraryThing You would have to be a dyed-in-the-wool behaviorist or at least some kind of sociological conservative not to be persuaded by Alfie Kohn’s compelling, if unnecessarily overlong, case against using I really feel that Kohn has taken away my parenting tools without giving me an adequate replacement.

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. You don’t just replace incentive systems with non-incentive systems, or something like that.

kohhn You can only set up situations so that the motivation comes from within, intrinsically. Drawing from hundreds of studies, Kohn demonstrates that people actually do inferior work when they are enticed with money, grades, or other incentives. I’ve never been a fan of behaviorism Every teacher should read this book–if this doesn’t change your perspective on classroom management, you might want to seek an alternate line of work.


Lau rated it it was amazing. You can imagine some of the other kids coming up to her after class: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Admittedly, most university students were long ago thoroughly conditioned to do work only if some assessment is attached to it.

Punished by Rewards, by Alfie Kohn, reviewedby Brian Martin

Within that context, the skills necessary to figure it out become interesting to most kids. Aren’t we being punished by rewards each and every day? How could rewards be ‘bad’? Rewards and punishments are both ways of manipulating behavior. The author of eleven books and scores of articles, he lectures at education conferences and universities as well as to parent groups and corporations. They motivate people to get rewards. Apr 26, Alok rated it it was amazing.

Cannot recommend more highly. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The “whats in it for me” mentality is a hard thing to break and to motivate students in the importance of actual learning instead of the main focus to get straight A’s is equally difficult because so many parents are demanding just that.

Drawing on a wealth of psychological research, Alfie Kohn points the way to a more successful strategy based on working punkshed people instead of doing things to them. Promising high marks for good work is diversionary if a student is having problems at home.

Punished by Rewards Quotes

Having said that, I’ll move on to rewards. A compelling argument that the use of rewards is counterproductive in raising children, teaching students, and managing workers. We are closer today than we were when Kohn first published his book to finding alternative methods of paying people that allow real high performing organizations to exist. Now, that I am finishing my student teaching, I have no clue how in the world teachers would survive in a class of 40 without the lure of punisshed.


What is needed, Kohn explains, is an alternative to both ways of controlling people. A clear, alfir demonstration…written with style, humor, and authority.

Punished by Rewards?: A Conversation with Alfie Kohn – Alfie Kohn

punishwd He gives few if any alternative viable solutions. Everybody is used to getting rewards and giving them. Preview — Punished by Rewards by Alfie Kohn. 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.

Punished by Rewards

The viewpoints presented are not very compatible with much of what I believed before reading it, so there were quite some revelations in there. May 18, Michael rated it it was amazing. You show me a school that really has those three Cs in place—where students are working with one another in a caring environment to engage with interesting tasks that they have some say in choosing—and I’ll show you a place where you don’t need to use punishments or rewards.

One critic, Reitman,an advocate for applied behaviorla therapysays Kohn uses outdated information and even misrepresentions on behavior therapy and it’s uses in education.