Showing posts with label daniel pink. Show all posts
Showing posts with label daniel pink. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Daniel Pink on Why Tying Teacher Pay to Test Scores Won't Work

Wes Fryer has a series of posts about the Creativity World Forum happening in Oklahoma this week.  One of those posts features a fifteen minute video excerpt of Daniel Pink talking about creativity and motivation.  I've watched Daniel Pink speak a few times and I read his work as well so I wasn't going to watch this video right away until I read this part of the talk description written by Wes.
"His discussion of how research linking teacher pay to student test scores has shown ZERO positive impact on student achievement is particularly important and relevant today."

Go to Wes Fryer's post to read more or watch the video below. 

You may also be interested in watching Pink's TED Talk The Strange Science of Motivation.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Incentives, Rewards, and Motivation

Read Write Web and Wes Fryer both posted an interesting video in which RSAnimate animates a talk given by Daniel Pink. In the talk Pink shares some interesting discoveries about the science of motivation. In the talk Pink explains why larger financial rewards don't always, in fact rarely, equal better performances on tasks. Pink's idea that innovation should be rewarded more than performance on a standard task is the idea that I liked best. That idea will influence my thinking about curriculum design this summer when I'm reworking parts of the courses I teach.

Watch the video below.

Here is a related item that may be of interest to you:
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