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The Incentive Follies

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I’ve written a lot about the importance of intrinsic motivation (see The Best Posts & Articles On “Motivating” Students plus my three books on the subject).

I’ve also regularly posted about Roland Fryer’s failed attempts to show that extrinsic motivation should be a major tool that teachers use with students and districts use with teachers (see How Many Studies Must A Man Do Before He Gives Up On Trying To Prove Extrinsic Motivation Works?).

Paul Tough also writes about Fyer’s efforts, both in his new book and the excerpt appearing in this month’s Atlantic (see How Kids Learn Resilience). You’ll also be able to see an interview I did with Paul for my Education Week Teacher column, which will be appearing next Tuesday.

Here’s an excerpt from today’s…excerpt:

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