Dan Pink shares how motivation drives mastery

Watch Video Here -- https://www.ted.com/talks/dan_pink_on_motivation/transcript?language=en

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In watching Dan Pink's video on motivation and the role in extrinsic and intrinsic motivators, it made me think how we might incorporate more practices that help students to look for solutions in the periphery that makes them not only achieve mastery but build creative problem solving confidence and skills.  That means there is a role for intrinsic motivation in mastery to create  the desire to do things because they matter, because we like it, they're interesting, or part of something important.

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Interesting when and how to use intrinsic and extrinsic motivators in lesson planning. I learned that rewards by their very nature, narrow our focus, concentrate the mind; that's why they work in so many cases. So, for tasks like this, a narrow focus, where you just see the goal right there, zoom straight ahead to it, they work really well. However, for when we need to find a solution, how do we help students to creatively solve and build conceptual abilities?


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