All Blog Posts Tagged 'Pink' (7)

7 videos that WILL ignite a discussion

One of the biggest reasons I enjoy using Twitter is it enables me to connect with educators from all around the world. Additionally, Twitter has proven to be an efficient and effective platform to discuss pressing educational issues. Unfortunately, most…


Added by Justin Tarte on February 6, 2011 at 6:58am — No Comments

5 ways to encourage fundamental change...

This post stems from the thoughts of @gcouros' most recent post Is Change the True Barrier? Change has been and will be for the foreseeable future the most

pressing issue in our schools, our communities, and in our society as a

whole. George's question was simple: What is holding us

"change" at the heart of the problem, or is… Continue

Added by Justin Tarte on December 4, 2010 at 6:38pm — No Comments

What motivates you, me and students?

As a human being I am inclined to believe that we are self-motivating and self-driven. We yearn to explore and discover as much as possible

about the magnificent world around us. We derive our energy and power

from our self-motivation and drive, and without this ability to discover

and explore on our own, we will most certainly become zombies.

Now, to some people, becoming a zombie… Continue

Added by Justin Tarte on August 9, 2010 at 6:27am — No Comments

Is merit pay for teachers best for students?

If you walk into a teacher's lounge, and your goal is to get the teachers really fired up...then ask them how

they feel about merit pay! Teachers across the nation are torn in their

beliefs when it comes to merit pay. For every teacher that supports

merit pay, there is a teacher who firmly disagrees with merit pay.

Educational reform would not be complete without some kind of overhaul

in the way…

Added by Justin Tarte on August 4, 2010 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Thoughts on Student Motivation

Dan Pink delivered an interesting talk on motivation and the problems associated with extrinsic motivation. According to Pink, research has shown that certain sorts of extrinsic incentives or what Pink refers to as “contingent motivators” actually dull thinking and stifle creativity.MORE...

Added by Shawn Roner on March 15, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Summer 5! What are you reading?

beach chairs

The last day of school for students is in a few days.

I'm in project mode. Working on 7 projects this summer.

I'm in a reflecting-on-the-past-school-year mode. Will be blogging about it soon.

I'm in a getting-ready-for-summer-reading-mode. Went on Amazon last night and ordered books.…


Added by Donelle on June 5, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

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