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Old 03-29-2019, 01:35 AM
 
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Although i firmly believe in intrinsic motivation, this class has too many challenges that just don’t internalize how good it feels to do the right thing.

So...I caved. I started using Class dojo and giving (and taking) points for their behavior choices. It is life changing. They are all so motivated to “be caught” doing the right thing. They are setting goals for themselves to achieve different amounts of dojo points. I sure hope it lasts.

I suppose I need to consider it feedback. But the feeling tone of the class has taken an upward swing. The 6 behavior issues were wearing on all of us, and this acknowledges the other 18 who consistently make good choices and is motivating the “Dirty half dozen” to make better choices.

51 more days. I think I can, I think I can...


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Extrinsic is real.
Old 03-29-2019, 03:58 AM
 
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Hmmm...All the adults who say that kids ought to be intrinsically motivated seem to be motivated by pay scale...

It sounds like you are focusing on the positive, so it's a good thing. Enjoy it along with the kids!
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Old 03-29-2019, 07:47 AM
 
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I love Dojo. What I really love is that every teacher can tweak it to make it work for them.
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Yay! I'm glad you found something to turn the class in a positive direction
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Hmmm...All the adults who say that kids ought to be intrinsically motivated seem to be motivated by pay scale...
Exactly.


I'm glad it's working for you! Some years we just need something different to get through.


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