How can you motivate your students?

Sometimes teaching is a bit like selling! Through effective motivational strategies, we can help to flip that switch!
Sometimes teaching is a bit like selling! Through effective motivational strategies, we can help to flip that switch!

This week I am going to simply post a TED Talk by Daniel Pink called “The Puzzle of Motivation.”  I have watched this Ted Talk several times.  I first heard an interview of Pink during a podcast called TED Radio Hour.  The show was called “The Money Paradox,” and talked about money’s ability, and sometimes inability, to motivate people.  The talk is 18 minutes in length, and while Pink speaks mostly about business and sales, his ideas about motivation can easily translate to our students here at RSI.  As you watch this TED Talk, be thinking about what surprises you about Pink’s research and ideas on motivation.  I know there were several things that initially challenged my own thoughts.  Next week’s post will follow up on this TED Talk.

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