As a former teacher and now a clinical psychologist, I will recommend that everyone who has children read this book.
In addition to this book, I read an interview with Mr. Kohn in Parent & Child Magazine, and I agree with his thesis one hundred percent.
Alfie Kohn addresses a lot of the studies that say that homework is good for kids and tries to debunk this myth - which he did for me.
This book takes into account the important question that not many put into consideration: why exactly do schools promote homework so strongly, even though there are constant... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rachelle
This guy has his finger on the pulse... what will you do with the information?Published 4 months ago by gravyfury
My child was complaining about too much homework, and what he was learning doesn't matter for real life. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Steffani
Every parent, teacher and administrator NEEDS to read this book! It had convinced me that there is NO evidence that homework is helpful, and the resulting stress to the child and... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
First -- this is on my own summer-read list. As a teacher, I am interested in new ideas and if/how to implement them in my classroom. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Nancy
This book was recommended to me by our sons APRN. I have since recommended it to several others and have used the research in here to advocate for him. Read morePublished 8 months ago by postie
As an educator, I found this book eye-opening. So much so, that I am going to institute a no homweork policy for my grade level. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Kyle
I loved reading Kohn's views about homework, they co-inside with my beliefs about excessive homework. I also will be able to use the book for my research paper.Published 10 months ago by Catherine Timm