Strategies to Build Intrinsic Motivation | Edutopia

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/classroom-self-persuasion-david-palank?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socialflow%20&utm_campaign=RSS

Some interesting ideas here, particularly around intrinsic/extrinsic motivation.
I can imagine this would be entertaining:

1. Two Lines
Dan Pink, in his show Crowd Control, got people to stop double dipping their chips in guacamole by setting up bowls for double dippers and single dippers. Before class, form two lines called “Ready to Learn” and “Going to Misbehave.” Then have students select a line to stand in.

But I think this is my favourite…

“2. Questions With a Scale
In the book Instant Influence, Yale Professor Dr. Michael Pantalon describes a counterintuitive way for people to persuade themselves.
First ask students, “On a scale of one to ten, how ready are you to . . . ?”
Then ask, “Why didn’t you pick the lower number?”

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