I’m so mean in class. It is rare I give a school reward point or much praise. I keep it for special things; really special things.
It’s partly to do with expectations. Mine are high. Therefore to exceed these is exceptional and it is when I may respond with a superlative or reward point.
So how are my students motivated if I don’t reward them? The answer is ‘learning’; learning is the reward.
Research suggests that extrinsic rewards aren’t that effective to motivate in the way we want our students to be motivated. I briefly summarised this in this blog.
I want my students to have…
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