by Chris Wejr
"It is no secret that I have some strong opinions on using awards and rewards to “motivate” our students to be better behaved and achieve more in schools. Instead of using carrots and sticks to bribe and punish students, we need to work to create the conditions for students to motivate themselves (adapted from Deci and Ryan) and move to a more intrinsic model of motivation in schools.
If you have further interest in reading my thoughts on rewards and awards, please read my post, “My Issue With Rewards” and check out my page“Rethinking Awards Ceremonies” that includes 50 posts from many different educators.
"Here are some videos (in no particular order) that I have used to initiate dialogue around a conversation that questions the use of rewards and awards in schools (if you have any other videos to share, please link them in the comments below and I will add them to the post):"
via Dean Shareski