Brophy on Rewards and Intrinsic Motivation

This: “I believe that intrinsic motivation theorists are correct in raising concerns about overuse or inappropriate use of rewards. In classrooms, it is difficult to reward students that (a) take into account their individual learning efforts and profess and (b) avoid communicating that they engage in activities to obtain the rewards rather than to learn.… Continue reading Brophy on Rewards and Intrinsic Motivation

#MSUepet and #MSUepetReads: 2nd week reading response

Dear blog, Right now I am enrolled in CEP 956: Mind, Social Media, and Society taught by Dr. Christine Greenhow. We have assigned readings each week that we are to post a response to in our ANGEL discussion boards. This week being our 2nd week, I thought I might spice it up a bit and… Continue reading #MSUepet and #MSUepetReads: 2nd week reading response

Teacher Identity and Persona on Twitter: My final project

This semester I took an Introduction to Qualitative Methods course. For our final project, we were to do a poster session on a proposal we wrote during the course. For this poster, I invited people to add a post-it note to my poster that answer the question “Who is a teacher?” I invited viewers to… Continue reading Teacher Identity and Persona on Twitter: My final project

My Epistemological Leanings: or how I know I know

Recently for my Introduction to Qualitative Methods course, I was asked to identify my own epistemological leanings, specifically in the context of how I design research studies. I thought it would be useful to post those musings here and check back in a bit to see if they still hold. As always, comments and criticisms… Continue reading My Epistemological Leanings: or how I know I know

Pretty Sure Badges Aren’t the Answer to Our Motivation Problem

With the convening of the DML 2012 conference, the conversation on my feeds has once again turned to badges. As I’ve outlined in this space before, I am somewhat of a badge skeptic. At first it was a general uneasiness, then I started thinking about motivational theory and what it might predict about the use… Continue reading Pretty Sure Badges Aren’t the Answer to Our Motivation Problem

Badges as Goals: Achievement Goal Theory

This is part of a series of posts that will build into my final paper for the Motivation course I am taking this semester. I want to emphasize that this a rough draft and welcome comments, especially ones that point out flaws in my logic or understanding of the motivational theory under consideration. I’m going… Continue reading Badges as Goals: Achievement Goal Theory