Motivation with Cushman, Pink, Kohn and Schrute

Two of my favorite  education videos in 2010 have to do with motivation. In this first one, Stanley schools Dwight in “The Office” with commentary from Alfie Kohn.

And in this one, those wonderful animators at the RSA deliver the message from Daniel Pink’s Drive: the Surprising Truth about what Motivates Us.

And now Laura Graceffa has suggested a book club for teachers.

First up: Fires in the Mind by Kathleen Cushman.

It’s about what students can tell us about mastery and motivation – about what ignites curiosity and sparks their enthusiasm for learning.

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