November 18, 2016

TCP 45: Arvo with Alfie

In this episode of the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare shares her recent experience of hearing Alfie Kohn speak in Adelaide.

His talk was called ‘Punished by Rewards’.

“The basic strategy we use for raising children, teaching students, and managing workers can be summarized in six words: Do this and you’ll get that. We dangle goodies in front of people in much the same way we train the family pet. Drawing on a wealth of psychological research, Alfie Kohn points the way to a more successful strategy based on working with people instead of doing things to them”.

There’s lots of gems in this episode. Tune in to hear what the research tells us about rewards (it’s not good!) and why compliance isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

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