Alfie Kohn, the author of The Homework Myth, has just released a DVD, No Grades + No Homework = Better Learning, featuring two of his lectures–one on the problem with grades and the other on the problem with homework. Each lecture, geared towards parents and teachers, is about 45 minutes in length and both are riveting.
If you’ve never had the opportunity to attend one of Kohn’s lectures, here’s your chance. He’s a very engaging speaker, and he really challenges his audience to think about the status quo. After listening to him speak, you’ll probably think up a few new ways to approach these topics at your school.