Feel-Bad Education – Alfie Kohn On What Schools Do Wrong

Self-Discipline is Overrated

  • Internal behavior control that is so highly prized by parents and educators can be a problem when it goes to far. Spontaneity, flexibility, expressions of interpersonal warmth, openness to experience, and creative recognition may indeed come from a lack of self-control. Kids who feel controlled from within are likely to be conflicted and unhappy. Installing internal policemen isn’t the same thing as allowing students to develop their own values or producing independent thinkers. They may focus on grades, be less interested in what they are learning, think superficially, retain less, and look for the easiest tasks. Some evidence indicates that overly conformist students are not particularly creative.
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