Posted by: crudbasher | June 9, 2010

Interview with Motivation Specialists

One of the biggest challenges a teacher has is how to motive their students.  This is a really good interview with two specialists in the field of motivation.  Daniel Pink and Clay Shirky.

Check it out! I found quite a few good thoughts in it!

  • dan pink & shirky talk about motivation

    tags: motivation, pink

    • Clay Shirky and Daniel Pink

    • The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. The book digs through more than five decades of behavioral science to challenge the orthodoxy that carrots and sticks are the most effective ways to motivate workers in the 21st century. Instead, he argues, the most enduring motivations aren’t external but internal—things we do for our own satisfaction.

    • Shirky is publishing Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age, which mines adjacent territory. He argues that the time Americans once spent watching television has been redirected toward activities that are less about consuming and more about engaging—from Flickr and Facebook to powerful forms of online political action. (For an alternate perspective on the influence of the Internet, see Nicholas Carr’s essay) And these efforts aren’t fueled by external rewards but by intrinsic motivation—the joy of doing something for its own sake.

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  2. I think that everyone has the motivation to learn. It seems to me that the common shared experience that kills that desire is the school system…which uses carrots and sticks. Hmm, beginning to note a pattern here.

    • Lol. I agree! That feeling you get when something starts to click and fit together is awesome! When I go see my nephews, they love telling me all about things they have learned lately. At what age do we suck the fun out of learning?

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