This article supports the importance of intrinsic motivation and the feeling of competence and accomplishment that represents growth. Dr. Elias suggests that knowing how to do more things, helping others, and mastering knowledge is the key. Source:
Maurice Elias, Edutopia, January 5, 2018Description:
"The key to preserving (not creating) intrinsic motivation is to nurture students to move to the next level. This also means that in the course of the school day, children must have a chance to do things that enable them to experience accomplishment and competence instead of feeling inadequate. Many believe that children have been constructed with a lot of resilience, so that a good day does not have to mean 90 percent performance, or even 50 percent. It’s not clear what the percentage is, and it may vary across children, but what is clear is that having some positive accomplishment every day will keep kids motivated."Read the full article here!