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The Secret of Effective Motivation - NYTimes.com

The Secret of Effective Motivation - NYTimes.com | Professional Learning at James Hill Elementary | Scoop.it
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Must read article by Barry Schwartz. Too often in education we hear a "motivational" focus on grades, test scores, and future jobs in... While if we keep the focus on the internal drive of learning, it goes a lot further.
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Why Rewards Don’t Change Behavior

Why Rewards Don’t Change Behavior | Professional Learning at James Hill Elementary | Scoop.it
Rewarding young people for expected standards of behavior is counterproductive for promoting responsibility. Yet so many parents and teachers use rewards. Let’s explore some of the reasons.
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Chris Balogh's comment, March 8, 2013 1:30 AM
Dan Pink might say that rewards encourage routine behaviors, and suppress non-routine ones. How do we categorize meeting expected behaviors? Is it routine or non-routine? If it's true that rewards diminish our desired result, then it may mean that behaving in a socially benign or beneficial way takes a fair amount of creativity.
Chris Wejr's comment, March 12, 2013 10:44 PM
We want kids to do the right thing... because it is the right thing. When we add a prize, we rob them of the opportunity to feel the right thing.
Chris Balogh's comment, March 14, 2013 10:06 PM
@Chris Wejr - Love it!