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Alfie Kohn

Author, Speaker & Educator

 



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Educator, Speaker, Author

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http://www.alfiekohn.org 
http://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/biography.htm 
http://www.newfoundations.com/GALLERY/Kohn.html 
http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/news/research/ob_knowing.shtml 

Categories

Behavior; Education; Measures, Targets and Rewards; Motivation

Location

United States, Boston

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Alfie Kohn
Alfie Kohn writes and speaks widely on human behavior, education, and parenting.

He is a former teacher and now works with educators across North America and speaks at major conferences.
"We have been in prison from wrong teaching. By perceiving that cooperation is the answer, not competition, Alfie Kohn opens a new world of living. I am deeply indebted to him."
W. Edwards Deming



Video Playlist: Alfie Kohn



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Blog Post
  Rewarding and recognizing knowledge sharing
Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 15 September 2002

  Alfie Kohn on human behavior, education, and society
Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 15 September 2002

  Should we bribe kids to behave well?
Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 14 March 2004

  Thoughts on Schooling
Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 26 May 2004

  Death to the Syllabus!
Gurteen Knowledge-Log, David Gurteen, 14 December 2007

  Stephen Billing on Joint Inquiry
Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 24 August 2009

  Are traditional rewards as effective as we think?
Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 23 September 2009

  On Incentivizing Knowledge Management
Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 14 December 2009

  Alfie Kohn, children, rewards, motivation and KM
Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 20 January 2010

  A colossal Knowledge Management failure!
Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 8 March 2010

  Don't praise the child!
Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 20 April 2012

  Death by degrees, certification and accreditation
Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 14 August 2012

Book
  Punished by Rewards (Sep 1999) by Alfie Kohn
The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other Bribes

  Unconditional Parenting (Mar 2005) by Alfie Kohn
Moving from Rewards and Punishment to Love and Reason

Category
  Measures, Targets and Rewards [40 items]
Beware targets and rewards!

  Motivation [30 items]
Motivation is the most important force in life

Download
  Rewarding and Punishing Knowledge Sharing
A presentation I gave at The Deming Forum "Exploring Transformation", 14th May 2003, Doncaster

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  Video Playlist: Alfie Kohn
Video Playlist: Alfie Kohn

Person
  Alfie Kohn Author, Speaker & Educator

Quotation
  Extrinsic tangible rewards undermine intrinsic motivation

  On believers by Alfie Kohn Author, Speaker & Educator

  On destroying the love of learning in children by Alfie Kohn Author, Speaker & Educator

  On incentive-driven individuals by Alfie Kohn Author, Speaker & Educator

  On punishment and reward by Alfie Kohn Author, Speaker & Educator

  On quality and working together by Alfie Kohn Author, Speaker & Educator

  On rewarding innovation by Alfie Kohn Author, Speaker & Educator

  On test scores by Alfie Kohn Author, Speaker & Educator

  On the convenience of stamping students by Alfie Kohn Author, Speaker & Educator

  On trying to do well and trying to beat others by Alfie Kohn Author, Speaker & Educator



Quotations from Alfie Kohn:

 What can we surmise about the likelihood of someone's being caring and generous, loving and helpful, just from knowing that they are a believer?

Virtually nothing, say psychologists, sociologists, and others who have studied that question for a decade.

Alfie Kohn, Author, Speaker & Educator



 We destroy the ... love of learning in children, which is so strong when they are small, by encouraging and compelling them to work for petty and contemptible rewards--gold stars, or papers marked 100 and tacked to the wall, or A's on report cards, or honor rolls, or dean's lists, or Phi Beta Kappa keys -- in short, for the ignoble satisfaction of feeling that they are better than someone else.

Alfie Kohn, Author, Speaker & Educator



 Very few things are as dangerous as a bunch of incentive-driven individuals trying to play it safe.

Alfie Kohn, Author, Speaker & Educator
Punished by Rewards



 Punishment and reward proceed from basically the same psychological model, one that conceives of motivation as nothing more than the manipulation of behavior.

Alfie Kohn, Author, Speaker & Educator
Punished by Rewards



 Many of the familiar principles of Quality management amount to an elaboration of this simple truth: an innovative, healthy organization requires that we work with people rather than do things to them.

Alfie Kohn, Author, Speaker & Educator



 If You Want to Kill Innovation, Reward It!

Alfie Kohn, Author, Speaker & Educator



 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, Author, Speaker & Educator



 Some people undoubtedly find it convenient to have students arrive having already been stamped PRIME, CHOICE, SELECT, or STANDARD.

Alfie Kohn, Author, Speaker & Educator
Punished by Rewards



 Trying to do well and trying to beat others are two different things.

Alfie Kohn, Author, Speaker & Educator



If you are interested in Knowledge Management, the Knowledge Café or the role of conversation in organizational life then you my be interested in this online book I am writing on Conversational Leadership
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