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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.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Poor Grammar, Tough Talk, & Hyperbole

The Arne Duncan approach to education reform is characterized by tough talk and hyperbole. To make matters worse, there are the grammatical lapses. Read more: "Poor Grammar, Tough Talk, & Hyperbole."

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