How do
we go
from this?
To this?
Same kid;
same task.
Somehow
we’ve lost
This:
Achievement Drive
Striving to
improve or meet
a standard of
excellence
1. Motivation
Read this:
And learn the problem with
This theory (sorry, Maslow)
And this one (Ditto, skinner):
Would you
prefer carrots... or sticks?
Dan pink says motivation
3.0 comes from the inside
and is fed by more than
money, prizes, or fame
(what I call motivation
...
Alfie Kohn agrees
Read this:
Rewards are
problematic
on a number
of levels
First, they backfire.
they’re also addictive.
They make you pay attention to
only what is being rewarded.
They can drown out
other reasons for
doing things
(like altruism).
They change
the game.
What’s it worth to you?
Those are the
problems.
Here are the
solutions.
Step away
from the
praise.
Fail like a rock star.
Stress the vine.
Harness the
power of
appropriate
challenge
Don’t equate obsession
with motivation.
Boredom
isn’t
always
the
enemy.
Teach them to be a
little gritty.
an + bn = cn
No, really,
just trust me.
Optimism:
Get yours
today!
Develop realistic,
skill-based self-concept
Take-Aways
Lit from Within: Motivation and the Gifted Learner
Lit from Within: Motivation and the Gifted Learner
Lit from Within: Motivation and the Gifted Learner
Lit from Within: Motivation and the Gifted Learner
Lit from Within: Motivation and the Gifted Learner
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Lit from Within: Motivation and the Gifted Learner

656 views

Published on

This is the slidedeck that accompanies the presentation on motivation in gifted learners. The accompanying handout can be found here http://bit.ly/lithandout

  • Be the first to comment

Lit from Within: Motivation and the Gifted Learner

  1. 1. How do we go from this?
  2. 2. To this? Same kid; same task.
  3. 3. Somehow we’ve lost This:
  4. 4. Achievement Drive Striving to improve or meet a standard of excellence
  5. 5. 1. Motivation Read this:
  6. 6. And learn the problem with This theory (sorry, Maslow)
  7. 7. And this one (Ditto, skinner): Would you prefer carrots... or sticks?
  8. 8. Dan pink says motivation 3.0 comes from the inside and is fed by more than money, prizes, or fame (what I call motivation white noise).
  9. 9. Alfie Kohn agrees Read this:
  10. 10. Rewards are problematic on a number of levels
  11. 11. First, they backfire.
  12. 12. they’re also addictive.
  13. 13. They make you pay attention to only what is being rewarded.
  14. 14. They can drown out other reasons for doing things (like altruism).
  15. 15. They change the game.
  16. 16. What’s it worth to you?
  17. 17. Those are the problems. Here are the solutions.
  18. 18. Step away from the praise.
  19. 19. Fail like a rock star.
  20. 20. Stress the vine.
  21. 21. Harness the power of appropriate challenge
  22. 22. Don’t equate obsession with motivation.
  23. 23. Boredom isn’t always the enemy.
  24. 24. Teach them to be a little gritty.
  25. 25. an + bn = cn No, really, just trust me.
  26. 26. Optimism: Get yours today!
  27. 27. Develop realistic, skill-based self-concept
  28. 28. Take-Aways

×