USD To Co-Host an Evening with Alfie Kohn

La Jolla Patch -- Our knowledge about how children learn, and how schools can help, has come a long way in the last few decades. Unfortunately, most schools have not. In his Jan. 12 lecture The Schools Our Children Deserve, to be given at the Shiley Theatre on the University of San Diego campus, Alfie Kohn challenges traditional educational norms, including fierce competition, reward incentives, standardized testing, excessive homework, and grading systems. He will share research-based alternatives to these practices and discuss models of education designed to develop children’s critical thinking and problem-solving skills. (Full Story