The routines, rewards, and incentives we use in the classroom can help students build productive habits they use throughout their lives. We read about a series of studies that found how rewarding cognitive effort can lead to greater intrinsic motivation for participants… even after the rewards. We think about how this could apply in classrooms.
Later, we discuss a recent report promoting research on the positive impacts of professional learning. How can we get the most from our time and energy in PD?
- First Segment – 01:51 – Cognitive Effort Rewards and Intrinsic Motivation
- Second Segment – 21:42 – Research on Professional Learning (PD)
- Clay, G., Mlynski, C., Korb, F. M., Goschke, T., & Job, V. (2022). Rewarding cognitive effort increases the intrinsic value of mental labor. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119(5). https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2111785119
- Hill, H., Papay, J., & Schwartz, N. (2022). Dispelling the Myths: What the Research Says About Teacher Professional Learning. Research Partnership for Professional Learning. https://annenberg.brown.edu/sites/default/files/rppl-dispelling-myths.pdf
We drink Dragon’s Milk Solera, a foeder-aged ale from New Holland Brewing Co in Holland, MI.