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Sunday, May 30, 2010

What Motivates Us?

In education these days, all the MBA's running policy think it is money (in the form of merit pay) and fear (in the form of school closure, teacher firings, etc.)

Turns out they are wrong.

And science proves it.

Science funded by the Federal Reserve, btw:

Wow - who knew?

Treating employees like intelligent human beings works better than treating them like horses to be rewarded with carrots or punished with sticks.

H/T Barry at The Big Picture


  1. You'd think it was common sense. But common sense is the least common of all the senses.

  2. California TeacherMay 30, 2010 at 1:40 PM

    What's ironic is how the carrot/stick model is being used to bludgeon educators, whose jobs are already more purpose-driven than most. Talk about a scheme that is destined to fail...