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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, May 10, 2011

Total Behavior: A Concept that Offers Hope

The choice theory concept of "total behavior" is not just a bit of interesting academia. The real-world ramifications are incredible. To learn how scientists are hoping to apply what we know, read "Total Behavior: A Concept that Offers Hope."

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