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Roland Gesthuizen

Closing the talent gap | Social Sector Office - 16 views

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    Improving teacher effectiveness to lift student achievement has become a major theme in U.S. education. Most efforts focus on improving the effectiveness of teachers already in the classroom or on retaining the best performers and dismissing the least effective. Attracting more young people with stronger academic backgrounds to teaching has received comparatively little attention.
Peter Beens

Daniel Pink on Drive, Motivation, and Incentives | EconTalk | Library of Economics and ... - 44 views

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    Daniel Pink, author of Drive, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about drive, motivation, compensation, and incentives. Pink discusses the implications of using monetary rewards as compensation in business and in education. Much of the conversation focuses on the research underlying the book, Drive, research from behavioral psychology that challenges traditional claims by economists on the power of monetary and other types of incentive. The last part of the conversation turns toward education and the role of incentives in motivating or demotivating students.
Sydney Lacey

Teacher Magazine: Boys Trail Girls in Reading; Can Fart Jokes Help? - 32 views

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    Parents of reluctant readers complain that boys are forced to stick to stuffy required school lists that exclude nonfiction or silly subjects, or have teachers who cater to higher achievers and girls. They're hoping books that exploit boys' love of bodily functions and gross-out humor can close the gap.
Sandy Munnell

Using music in the science classroom | Science in School - 53 views

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    Great article by a teacher who links music to the lesson
Sandy Munnell

YouTube - RSA Animate - Drive - 19 views

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    Daniel Pink's lecture about his book, Drive. While directly addresses the business world but the connections to education are apparent. Speaks to why incentive pay for teachers is a ridiculous idea. Even why grades are a lousy incentive for students.
Jeff Ferrell

Dan Pink: Drive (RSA Animate) - 63 views

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    This lively RSA Animate, adapted from Dan Pink's talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace.
Peter Beens

The Edurati Review: Sailing the 7 C's of Motivation - 37 views

  • Facilitating motivation involves a multitude of processes, seven of which will be examined here.1. Challenge2. Choice3. Control4. Caring5. Curiosity6. Competence7. Connectedness
Keith Landa

Emerging Perspectives on Learning, Teaching and Technology - 65 views

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    A good looking resource on learning theories, etc.
Steve C

WNYC - The Brian Lehrer Show: Making a List (January 05, 2010) - 19 views

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    Briah Lehrer show on WNYC. Daniel Pink, author of A Whole New Mind looks at what businesses can learn from science when it comes to motivation in his new book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
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