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.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

What's the Purpose of Education in the 21st Century?

Everyone wants a quality education for our students. But what exactly do we mean by "a quality education" and what is the purpose of education in the 21st century? I begin to explore this topic in "What's the Purpose of Education in the 21st Century?"

As always, I welcome your comments.