Tag Archives: Autonomy

Stop running with scalpels!

And you thought kids running with scissors was bad… Surgeons use these tools to cut people open and we expect high school students to be able to safely use one to open a frog? With having a solid set of … Continue reading

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An Interesting Perspective: Carrots and Sticks

Howdy bloggers, In this week’s installment of An Interesting Perspective, we will dive into a discussion about Daniel Pink’s novel Drive. What is motivation? By definition, motivation is the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a … Continue reading

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A drive down the road less traveled

A reflection on DRIVE: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us An introductory thought: When you wake up in the morning and have a long to-do list, or a lot of work to do at school, what motivates you to … Continue reading

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The Business of Education

Today’s business industry is pretty uniform. Workers come in to the office at 8 A.M. and leave at 5 P.M. like clock work. There is very little room for creativity and personal growth. School is pretty similar. Teachers are supposed … Continue reading

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What Drives Your Students?

Believe it or not, your students are people, too. Each student will have different interests, different methods, and most importantly, different motivators. When you have a task to complete, are you more motivated to complete one because you want to do it or … Continue reading

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