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The fiction of most school mission statements

Over at the PsyBlog, they note that there are only two reasons why we do anything: Because we want to Because someone else wants us to The former is what we term intrinsic motivation. The latter is what we call extrinsic motivation. Summarizing the work of the famous motivation researchers Edward Deci and Richard Ryan,...

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Take the state assessment seriously or …

Thoughts on the message below? Motivating or punitive? Celebratory or disenfranchising? Meaningful choice or duress? What do you think? As a celebration for students working hard on Iowa Assessments, we are taking all 6-8 graders who showed improvement or evidence of effort to Perfect Games. The schedule is listed below. All students will start their...