Exploring the Value of Cooperation in a Society Addicted to Winning


The Gerber Institute for Catholic Studies is pleased to announce that Alfie Kohn will be speaking in Wichita, Kansas, on Saturday, April 16, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Kapaun Mount Carmel High School, 8506 East Central Avenue, Wichita, Kansas. Kohn’s talk will deal with his influential ideas on teaching and parenting as they relate to the Gerber Institute’s ongoing theme of reconciling differences.


Doors will open at 8:15 a.m., with complimentary coffee and bagels available before the presentation.

Break-out sessions and a pizza lunch will follow the talk ($5 for lunch, payable at the door).

The break-out sessions will be facilitated by Newman University professors on a variety of topics:

-Elementary Education, by Karen Rogers

-Secondary Education, by Steve Dunn

-Higher Education, by Steve Poulter

-Parenting, by Marguerite Regan

Alfie Kohn

Alfie Kohn is the author of twelve books on education, parenting, and human behavior, including PUNISHED BY REWARDS (1993), BEYOND DISCIPLINE(1996), THE SCHOOLS OUR CHILDREN DESERVE (1999), UNCONDITIONAL PARENTING (2005), THE HOMEWORK MYTH (2006), and FEEL-BAD EDUCATION (due out this spring). He has written for most of the leading education periodicals and has appeared twice on “Oprah.” Time magazine described him as “perhaps the country’s most outspoken critic of education’s fixation on grades [and] test scores.”  Kohn works with educators and parents across the country and speaks regularly at national conferences.   He lives (actually) in the Boston area and (virtually) at