Student motivation is something that all teachers struggle with, whether it be with one student, or a class. Since work ethic has show a decline over the years, educators and business leaders share a common stress. It was interesting and a bit frustrating to hear the complaints that were said to be common among many educators that Wagner had interviewed. The concerns from the teachers point of view seemed to be revolved around memorization, repetition, and a "listen to me" attitude. Why on earth would students be motivated to work in this type of environment. I recently went to a wonderful workshop by Dr. Ernie Mendez that covered the topic of Emotional Literacy, and Mendez said what Wagner states repeatedly throughout his book. They both agreed on the idea that everybody is motivated, it is all about finding what motivates them.
global ACHIEVEMENT Chapters 5 & 6
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