Extrinsic Motivation Works (Until It Doesn’t): How to Cultivate Intrinsic Motivation

Extrinsic Motivation Works (Until It Doesn’t): How to Cultivate Intrinsic Motivation

Motivating students to perform can be a challenge. In times of struggle, tutors and parents will often choose the path of least resistance to help bring a child’s focus to the task at hand. It can be easy to settle for any port in a storm. Nevertheless, when these strategies rely on extrinsic rewards, they may be doing more harm than good. Praise, punishment, and bribery may be easy, low-hanging motivational fruit

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