LESSON: Extrinsic motivators may spark some temporary heat, but intrinsic motivators build lasting, sustainable fires.
So, I’m a cutsy girl… what can I say? Decorating? Yep. Scrapbooking? You bet. Bulletin boards? Oh yeah! So naturally, I had to bring my creative flare to my fourth grade classroom, thus engineering the most colorful classroom in our hall. Yet unfortunately, I didn’t restrain my indulgent creations from seeping from the walls to our daily instruction.
I’d seen numerous teachers employ a variety of motivational systems in their classes… some cuter than others I might add. It seemed fun and worthwhile, so I thought I’d give it shot. Yet, it didn’t take long for my creative flair to take hold and grow into a monster, a monster I called, “Monthly Motivators.”