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Motivation & Rewards


Here are some good recent online resources on motivation and rewards. I’ll be adding this post to My Best Posts On “Motivating” Students:

My Issue With Rewards by Chris Wejr.

Rewards: 2 Parent Perspectives by Chris Wejr.

Why progress matters: 6 questions for Harvard’s Teresa Amabile from Daniel Pink’s blog.

Is Money Enough To Motivate Employees? is a useful infographic.

On the Social Psychology of Agency Relationships: Lay Theories of Motivation Overemphasize Extrinsic Incentives is by Chip Heath.

Undermining quality teaching and learning: A self-determination theory perspective on high-stakes testing (I’m also adding this academic paper to The Best Posts On How To Prepare For Standardized Tests (And Why They’re Bad)).

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.


  1. Hi Larry,
    I also write about teaching in a classroom with no rewards and my journey through it. I know a lot of people have found my posts helpful as well.


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