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Crew, Not Passengers - Issue #12

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    Ben Smith

Celebrate learning during Crew

This issue of Crew, Not Passengers shares how attitudes and beliefs students hold about learning matter.

Crew can be a great time to celebrate learning! Celebrations do not need to include treats and prizes! In fact, research in the field of motivation suggests rewarding students (and adults!), actually diminishes their intrinsic desire to continue doing what it is they were rewarded for in the first place (Deci, 1995). In other words, each time a child is given a reward, the internal satisfaction is lessened as the external reward becomes the focus.

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