Punished by Rewards? A Conversation with Alfie Kohn

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Both rewards and punishments, says Punished by Rewards author Alfie Kohn, are ways of manipulating behaviour that destroy the potential for real learning. Instead, he advocates providing an engaging curriculum and a caring atmosphere “so kids can act on their natural desire to find out.”

What is Montessori?

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For most people, the word Montessori tends to raise the idea of early childhood education, but its scope is not limited to small children. In fact, Montessori offers an approach to life for children right through adolescence and adulthood. It is not just about schooling; it is also about understanding how best to foster natural development in general.