Here is a list of thoughts from me and many other bloggers on the topic of Awards Ceremonies in School (if you know of a post that should be included in this, please email/tweet me):

  1. Death of an Awards Ceremony | The Wejr Board
  2. A New Era of Ceremonies | The Wejr Board
  3. Recognizing ALL Students – The Movement | The Wejr Board
  4. Is Learning A Sport? | The Wejr Board
  5. Questioning Awards and Grades | The Wejr Board
  6. Honouring A Student’s Strength: Story of Daniel | The Wejr Board
  7. Awards Prepare Kids For The ‘Real World’ – Really? | The Wejr Board
  8. The Wejr Family Awards | The Wejr Board
  9. Awards Day – A Poem | The Wejr Board 
  10. Questioning Honours: The Wejr Board
  11. Starting the Conversation on Rethinking Awards Ceremonies | The Wejr Board
  12. Is a School Awards Ceremony the BEST We Can Do? | The Wejr Board
  13. 13 Videos for Starting Dialogue on Rethinking Rewards, Awards | The Wejr Board 
  14. Changes to Awards System at Mt. Scopus College | The Wejr Board
  15. for the love of learning: The Case Against Rewards
  16. for the love of learning: Abolishing Awards
  17. for the love of learning: Unconditional Recognition
  18. Honouring All Students: The Principal of Change
  19. The Impact of Awards: The Principal of Change
  20. Against the Wind: Another Intrinsic Killer: Awards Ceremonies
  21. Read This: Death of an Awards Ceremony – The Tempered Radical
  22. And the Award Goes To… | Upside Down Education
  23. The Bearded Teacher: …But awards feel so good
  24. Are academic awards losing favour in B.C. schools? (UPDATED) – Report Card
  25. Awards in Schools? @MrWejr has got me thinking. | Building the Future
  26. The Problem With Award Ceremonies | 21st Century Educator
  27. Awards, Grades and Competition | Mr. Gonzalez’s Classroom
  28. The Case Against Awards | The New Republic
  29. A Principal’s Reflections: Recognizing the Valedictorian in All
  30. The Honour Roll – Webb of Thoughts
  31. “The deleterious effect of gradings and its offspring” « Ideas and Thoughts
  32. Against the Wind: A short conversation with…Alfie Kohn @alfiekohn
  33. Alfie Kohn: How Not to Teach Values
  34. Two Schools: Which one builds a better bully? – THE DAILY RIFF
  35. Stump The Teacher: I Like to Compete
  36. Figuring It Out: Walking the tight rope of student recognition
  37. Figuring It Out: Don’t Let the Sorting Define You
  38. Burlington High School Principal’s Blog: What About Doing Away With Grades?
  39. Awards at St. Gregory: Changes We are Making to Recognize All Our Students
  40. When Competition Fails Us | Avenue4Learning
  41. Let’s Bring More Students to the Awards Table | Edutopia
  42. Awarding Achievement | Canadian Education Association 
  43. Stump The Teacher: The Stumpies
  44. Success Night | Responsive Classroom
  45. The Matthew Effect Meets the Graduate « The Smaller Office Blog
  46. Parenting is Political: A Grade 6 Graduation Ceremony: Awkward
  47. Mr. Gonzalez’s Classroom – Awards as a Habit
  48. What is Intelligence? | The Teaching Experiment 
  49. for the love of learning: Abolishing Awards Ceremonies and Honour Rolls 
  50. Transformer Gramma: Idiots, Losers and Non-Achievers 
  51. Savouring the Ish: Thinking Through the Awards Debate
  52. Awards for All Means Students Still Lose – No Matter How Well Meaning They Are | Blogging Through the Fourth Dimension
  53. When Your Child Receives an Award | Blogging Through the Fourth Dimension
  54. Student Power Rankings | Culture of Yes
  55. Farewell assembly: the farewell to our grade 8′s and Awards | technology4engagement