A visitor to this website suggested that I put together a page on this topic. The page is divided into the following sections:


BOOKS (with links to, internet bookseller)

Glasser,William, M.D. Choice Theory: A New Psychology of Personal Freedom. HarperCollins, New York, 1998.

The Quality School -- Managing Students Without Coercion. Harper and Row, New York, 1991.

The Quality School Teacher. New View Publications, Chapel Hill, NC, 1992.

Strachota, Bob. On Their Side -- Helping Children Take Charge of their Learning. Northeast Foundation for Children, Greenfield, MA, 1996.

Recommended to me by Rick Kleine, 4/5 grade teacher, Federal Terrace Elementary School, Vallejo, CA.

Kohn, Alfie. Punished by Rewards -- The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other Bribes. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1993.

Beyond Discipline -- From Compliance to Community. ASCD Publications, Alexandria, VA, 1996.

Gossen, Diane Chelsom. Restitution -- Restructuring School Discipline. New View Publications, Chapel Hill, NC, 1997.

Peterson, Ralph. Life in a Crowded Place: Making a Learning Community. Heinemann Publishers, Portsmouth, NH, 1992.


Testing the New Teacher
S.F. Examiner, 8/26/98

Nineteen 5th graders swarmed around her. Three boys seated together egged each other on. A handful of timorous types sat patiently, while others giggled and guffawed. In the middle of all this was 27-year-old Christina Velasco, who maintained a composure that belied the daunting reality: It was the first day of school in San Francisco and her very first day of teaching.

Student Discipline Starting Earlier
Contra Costa Times, 7/6/98

An outbreak of shootings by troubled high-schoolers and middle-schoolers marred the last school year. But most teachers will tell you that violent words and deeds show up as early as kindergarten.


Kohn, Alfie. The Risks of Rewards, ERIC, 1994 (abstract)

The Risks of Rewards, ERIC, 1994 (complete article)

Punished by Rewards? A Conversation with Alfie Kohn
Vol. 53, No. 1 September 1995, Ed. Leadership


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