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Ever wish your students were more motivated? If you’re like most of us, you have tried an array of rewards and punishments to motivate kids. There’s only one problem: it doesn’t work. At least it doesn't work well enough. People (yes, even students) aren’t motivated from the outside so rewards and punishments only work to a point. We are internally motivated. That’s why it's essential to engage and inspire students to be motivated to succeed in school (and life.)

If you’re ready to move beyond the reward/punishment model and embrace a whole new way to understand motivation, I encourage you to come back regularly. It’s time to challenge the status quo and create schools and classrooms based on what really motivates behavior.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Beyond Goals: Creating An Inspiring Classroom

Want to start the school year off right and create a classroom where the students are more motivated to do what you want? Read my article "Beyond Goals: Creating An Inspiring Classroom." It describes a process you can use to create a shared vision of success with your students.

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