RSA Animate – Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us

David R. Taylor-Thoughts on Education

This video make three points about what motivates people. Education has eliminated all three.

3 factors lead to better performance.

1. Autonomy
2. Mastery
3. Purpose

Well, you can throw number one out the window the days of a teacher having autonomy in the classroom are ancient history.

There is limited time for mastery, we must just cover what is being tested to a the minimal level.

Most teachers see a declining “purpose” each day. They are beat up, kicked, and then put in a closet to be quiet. Many are reaching their breaking point.

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First and foremost I am a teacher. What I teach is a blend of grammatical art, literary love, and a smidge of spiritual awareness. My blog tries to combine the best of all three over a cup of tea.

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