How to motivate students without the use of extrinsic rewards

04/12/2012 | Education Week Teacher

If extrinsic rewards damage students' intrinsic desire to learn, what's a teacher to do to motivate students? Social studies teacher Larry Ferlazzo shares in this blog post the responses he received from two experts as well as readers when he posed the question on his blog. One expert said students must motivate themselves, while the other said his studies have shown boys are more motivated by challenges.

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