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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.


Friday, December 2, 2011

Teacher Evaluation: Fear & Stress Are A Recipe for Disaster

More and more states are using student test scores when evaluating teachers. While this is a superficially logical position to take, the stress it will cause will only worsen the situation.

Read why in "Teacher Evaluation: Fear & Stress Are a Recipe for Disaster."

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