Banning honor roll so kids with bad grades don't get upset??
"St. Basil Elementary and Junior High School in Calgary axed their honor
roll program, including their year-end ceremonies for their 250 students
in grades 7 through 9. And even though the school letter that went out
read, 'Awards eventually lose their lustre to students who get them,
while often hurting the self-esteem and pride of those who do not
receive a certificate,' there were many parents and students who are
disappointed in this decision and felt these awards were incentives for students to get better grades. Education speaker Alfie Kohn doesn't like rewards when it comes to our kids and education." [source]
Do you think doing away with rewards and incentives is helpful or hurtful to our kids?