I just participated in a conversation in Elluminate with Alfie Kohn. This was organised by Steven
Anderson of The Educator's PLN.
This was an exciting talk with over 100 people in attendance, including
a classroom or 7th graders in their computer class.
During the talk, Alfie Kohn
that there is no
study published in any peer-reviewed
journal that demonstrates that homework adds value to learning. This is
timely and valuable information as I struggle to defend my no homework
policy. I am forced to give grades, so we have participation points,
quickwrite points, as well as engagement points. The class average is
over 100% as we pass the half way mark in marking period 3.
Kohn has written 11 books, one of which, The Schools Our Children
he talks about in a CNN Video Library video stream --> Here
recording of Alfie Kohn is about 80 minutes and well worth a listen.
enjoyed this talk during my lunch today. A wonderful President's Day! I
hope the Educator's PLN
hosts more events!