I thought that new – and veteran – readers might find it interesting if I began sharing my best posts from the past. You can see the entire collection of best posts from the past thirteen years here.
A meta-analysis of math and reading interventions targeting middle and high schools students experiencing academic difficulties found several interventions helpful, but found one that was not – offering incentives to students.
And, it’s NOT behind a paywall.
I’m adding it to Best Posts On “Motivating” Students because it adds to the vast literature finding that “carrots” are not very effective at promoting academic achievement.