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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.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Want to Stop Bullying? (Some Things You Should Know)

Despite the cries that we need "more research" and "stricter enforcement" to effectively address the problem of bullying, there are things that you should know and things we can do now. To learn more, read "Want to Stop Bullying? Some Things You Should Know."

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