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Alex3917 · 2016-03-25 · Original thread
> I imagine there is no good, scientific method to determining how someone should be motivated that we can train teachers with.

andreyf · 2009-08-25 · Original thread
It's a little more subtle than Kohn admits, however. While promises of rewards ahead of time evoke feelings of bribery or coercion, a system where praise and rewards are often the "natural outcome" serve as great motivation. Consider the products specializing in making things fun/addicting - video games. WoW throws in as many "rewards" as possible - hell, even changing your password is rewarded:

Highly recommend further reading:

Alfie Kohn's "No Contest" is also a great read in the same vein:

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