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Alfie Kohn writes and speaks widely on human behavior, education, and parenting. The author of twelve books and scores of articles, he lectures at education conferences and universities as well as to parent groups and corporations.

Kohn's criticisms of competition and rewards have been widely discussed and debated, and he has been described in Time magazine as "perhaps the country's most outspoken critic of education's fixation on grades [and] test scores."


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Of the various issues addressed in the just-published The Myth of the Spoiled Child, the one most relevant to educators is the current call to teach kids “grit” (and self-discipline more generally). The idea is nothing new, of course. In fact, a demand that children should control themselves and persist with whatever . . .


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