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What to Look for in a Classroom


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Part One: Classroom Mismanagement. 1. The Limits of Teaching Skills. 2. The Trouble with School Uniforms. 3. Beyond Discipline. 4. How Not to Teach Values: A Critical Look at Character Education. Part Two: American Ideology Goes to School. 5. Resistance to Cooperative Learning: Making Sense of Its Deletion and Dilution. 6. "A Lot of Fat Kids Who Don't Like to Read": The Effects of Pizza Hut's Book It! Program and Other Reading Incentives. 7. Grading: The Issue is Not How But Why. 8. Grade Inflation and Other Red Herrings. 9. Only for My Kid: How Privileged Parents Undermine School Reform. Part Three: Unquestioned Assumptions About Children. 10. Suffer the Restless Children: Unsettling Questions About the ADHD Label. 11. The Truth About Self-Esteem. 12. Television and Children: ReViewing the Evidence. Part Four: Business as Usual. 13. The Five-Hundred-Pound Gorilla. 14. The False Premises of School Choice Plans. 15. Students Don't "Work"--They Learn. 16. The Littlest Customers: TQM Goes to School. Part Five: Lessons Learned. 17. Caring Kids: The Role of the Schools. 18. Choices for Children: Why and How to Let Students Decide. 19. What to Look for in a Classroom.

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ALFIE KOHN is the author of seven books on education, including Punished by Rewards and The Schools Our Children Deserve. He lectures widely and works with educators across the country and abroad.


"Of the dozens of 'experts' on what's wrong (and right) in U.S.schools, only a handful are truly worth reading; Kohn has long beenone of the soundest." --Booklist

"Kohn's message, if heeded, could inspire a productive revolutionin America's fatigued regime of public education." --Publisher'sWeekly

"This collection...reminds us that many schools have veered offcourse in their day-to-day business. And it's a primer that, iftaken seriously, can put schools back on the right track."--Educational Leadership

"Informative, inspiring, and thought-provoking." --Library Journal

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