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In this collection of provocative articles and blog posts originally published between 2010 and 2014, Alfie Kohn challenges the conventional wisdom about topics ranging from how low-income children are taught, to whether American schools have really fallen behind those in other countries. Why, he asks, do we assume learning can be reduced to numerical data? What leads us to believe that "standards-based" grading will eliminate the inherent limitations of marks? Or that training students to show more "grit" makes sense if the real trouble is with the tasks they've been given to do?

Kohn's analytical style-incisive yet accessible-is brought to bear on big-picture policy issues as well as small-scale classroom interactions. He looks carefully at research about homework, play, the supposed benefits of practice, parent involvement in education, and summer learning loss-discovering in each case that what we've been led to believe doesn't always match what the studies actually say. Kohn challenges us to reconsider the goals that underlie our methods, to explore the often troubling values that inform talk about everything from the disproportionate enthusiasm for STEM subjects to claims made for more "effective" teaching strategies.

During these dark days in which teachers are viewed as expendable test-prep technicians, and "global economic competitiveness" eclipses what children need, Kohn calls for us to summon the courage to act on what we already know makes sense.

Alfie Kohn writes and speaks widely on human behavior, education, and parenting. The author of thirteen 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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"'Okay listen up everyone,' I said, zipping up my high visibility jacket. 'It will be most effective to comb the local area by taking a village each.' I told my team as I traced my finger across the map. My experience as a former copper was invaluable for our search. We weren't looking for a missing person though - we had a dog to find."

Any pet owner knows the agonising panic when their beloved furry family member goes missing, but Tom Watkins, former policeman turned pet detective, is on hand to reunite our animal companions with their owners.

From recording the owner's voice to lure cats from their hiding place, to organising a fly-over to raise the profile of missing Toby the terrier, from emptying the contents of the owner's vacuum to tempt in the missing animal with the scent, to organising a Crimewatch-style reconstruction of a dog-snatching on national TV, Tom will do whatever it takes to get the nation's pets home, safe and sound. The Real Pet Detective is the story of 20 years of missing pets, their owners and Tom's team of expert pet investigators.

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So the other night I kissed Bean and undressed Owen. Sorry for any discomfort caused boys 03/13/17, @Em_Dot_Alfie
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  • Rose Tree Family

    Page Publishing Inc. 2016. ISBN: 9781683480334,1683480333.

    The Rosenbaum Legacy is about Louis and Rebecca Rosenbaum who crossed the Atlantic Ocean around 1860 in sailing ships, perhaps with steam engines. They met and married and had twenty-seven grandchildren. Their oldest daughter, Sarah, married David Benyas, whose brother Simon had eleven children. Sarah’s daughter, Ida, married Maurice Rice, who had nine siblings. Seven generations later, there are probably over one hundred descendants from these three families. Most have prospered. We owe a debt of gratitude to our ancestors. I became a fourth generation member of this family and was a Mustang’s daughter. My father was an officer without benefit of a college education and was therefore a “Mustang.” My childhood was tragic and lonely but very interesting. I lived in five states in the first six years of my life. We moved to Miami when I was twelve, and my life changed for the better. A voracious reader, I found an early attempt to write by keeping a diary for six years. It has been a walk back in time reading about the exciting years of my adolescence. The diary ends with a question mark.

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  • Young record breakers make a splash

    03/13/17 ,via Todmorden News

    The winning team was Katie Skowron, Zac Edwards, Alfie Ridout and Daniel Nolan ... Kristal Ersoy, Chad Godfrey, Owen Nangle and Eliot Smith. The club will be holding their presentation evening and disco at Todmorden Town Hall on Saturday December 3.

  • Missing Taboo? Then watch these shows instead

    03/08/17 ,via Daily Telegraph

    In the second series things get even more Taboo-ish, when Hardy himself turns up to chew the scenery as Jewish crime lord Alfie Solomons ... played by Clive Owen in a moustache. But there’s something strangely gripping about this vision of the birth ...

  • GALLERY: Wonderfully cute St David's Day photos from Denbighshire schools

    03/05/17 ,via newsnorthwales.co.uk

    Vicky Owen shared a photo of her son Alfie Reeves, aged four, who attends Ysgol Glan Gele in Abergele who looked very ‘dapper’ in his cap, waistcoat and bow-tie and Chelsea Vickers shared a photo of Riley Buckley, aged four of Rhyl, who was dressed for ...

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Alfie Owen, Actor: Boy A. Alfie Owen is an actor, known for Boy A (2007) and The Sickhouse (2008).

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Alfie Evan James Allen (born 12 September 1986) is an English actor. He is best known for portraying Theon Greyjoy in the HBO series Game of Thrones since 2011.

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