Dec. 7, 2008 (Part I)/
Dec. 14, 2008 (Part II)
Part I: Homework and Grading (with Alfie Kohn)
Part II: Dr. William Glasser on Quality Schools
Prominent national education experts with innovative ideas are featured in two productions, developed in partnership with the Orleans/Niagara Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES).
Homework and Grading(with Alfie Kohn)
This outspoken critic provides an enlightening look at traditional educational practices: grades, test scores and homework. Kohn boldly objects to the use of competition and rewards. He discusses the negative impact of grades and offers options for parents and teachers. He also questions the value of homework assignments, asking, “Do they really aid learning?”
Dr. William Glasser on Quality Schools
This prominent psychiatrist advocates making a school a joyful place. Learn how his relationship-based “Choice Theory” can be used in schools and throughout life. Dr. Glasser emphasizes the importance of establishing positive relationships among all those connected with a school: students, teachers, administrators, parents and community members.