How Dan Pink (Who literally wrote the book on Motivation)… would motivate your students

Daniel Pink, David: Dan, your work has inspired me in many ways. I am a middle school Principal in DC, and I have implemented a lot of strategies and I currently have an Entrepreneur club where we are using exercises from To Sell… You have written a lot about persuasion and motivation. What do you […]

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THE TELL TALE SIGN OF A GROWTH MINDSET

Is it possible to judge ability solely by the way people describe the way they practice?

Beginners and experts have a very different view of feedback. Beginners focus on positive reinforcing feedback because it facilitates keeping them committed to the task. Experts, on the other hand, focus on something completely different. They focus on negative feedback because they are not interested in a “pat on the back.” Experts seek negative feedback because they are interested in results and progress towards results.

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Project Based Learning Hack

A pre-mortem may be the best way to ensure that there is no need for a postmortem for your PBL lesson. This is a very simple exercise that is the hypothetical opposite of a postmortem, where healthcare professionals learn what caused a patient’s death. A premortem takes place before embarking on projects.

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The Power of The Circle

Dialogue circles can facilitate brain function and help “increase generosity, trust, intrinsic motivation, social connection, and cooperation so students can work together for a common purpose,” writes inner-city middle school principal David Palank.

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