Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose in My School

After re-reading sections of Daniel Pink's Drive as well as watching the RSA of his TED Talk, I have been wondering how we insure that "Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose" are characteristics that are omnipresent within the walls of our school?

With so many practices ingrained within education via the "carrot and stick" and now with so called "educational reform" also embracing extrinsic motivators (i.e. high stakes=punishments) it is more important than ever that students and educators have opportunities to be intrinsically motivated and find autonomy, mastery and purpose.

Stay tuned...