What motivates us? It’s not what you might think…

Since last week’s course material focused on motivation, I thought this wonderful you tube clip by author Daniel Pink would make a good transcript. The full transcript is here and I’ve also tracked down the study mentioned in the animation.

Although this talk concentrates on motivation in the context of workplaces, I can’t help but wonder what the application for this for teaching and learning might be. I suspect that schools are no different than other organizations in that it is easy to get bogged down in the demands of day-to-day stuff that it’s easy to not take the time to ask yourself the big question: What is it you are trying to achieve here?

What is your purpose?

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