Much of what I have heard from teachers is that teaching is both an art and a science, but I think that our romanticized views of education misinforms teacher orientations toward teaching. As I have progressed through my teaching career, I often ask what are the
Building intrinsic motivation in schools
Celebrating success is important. It is important so students can feel a sense of accomplishment, and be recognized for their efforts, but the classroom…
The idea that intrinsic motivation can be transferred across multiple domains is a fantastic target for everyone. It would suggest that if we could…
Expertise Reversal Effect and Basic Psychological Needs
Motivating students to engage with learning typically leads to learning. Sometimes using ‘fun’ lessons can promote engagement. But ‘fun lessons’ may be…
When oil and water are in a water bottle together, the water and the oil separate. The water sinks and the oil rises to the top. It doesn’t matter how…
A Self-Determination Theory perspective
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