I’ve written a lot about the work of Harvard Professor Michael Sandel.

Here’s short video where he’s considering the question “Should we pay children to read?” He gets to the crux of the matter in the final couple of minutes:

I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On “Motivating” Students.

It’s particularly timely because of this past week’s release of a study on paying students to work harder on tests, which I’ve written about at:

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