Punished By Rewards By Alfie Kohn Analysis

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Alfie Kohn is an American author and speaker who focuses on human behavior. In his book Punished by Rewards, Kohn makes the statement, “If children feel safe, they can take risks, ask questions, make mistakes, learn to trust, share their feelings, and grow.” This statements legitimacy and truth may address many concerns, one being the debated topic on whether or not teachers should have access to weapons in a school building. Once the pros and cons are weighed out, letting schools have armed teachers in the building provides safety, creates a better, safer learning environment and helps form a bond of trust between students and their teacher. Having armed teachers provides security for both the students and other staff in the building. In our country, whenever the unfortunate events of a school shooting happen, many debatable topics are brought to attention; many of them on gun laws.…show more content…
The world we live in today can be very confusing. It seems like everyone is debating and arguing and can’t come to an agreement about anything. But, one thing we should all agree on is the importance of safety in our Public Education Systems. Besides that, having armed teachers also creates an overall better learning environment. High school students can hardly focus just from the anxiety about a test. Imagine the fear and nerves that are felt after a tragic story of a shooting being broadcast all over the television. It would be very intense and hard to work under such conditions. Knowing that there is something in the room that can save your life and protect you will help ease those
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