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Points don’t work. Respecting students does.

Via Scoop.itThe Reflective Educator

In my 15 years of teaching, I’ve seen this over and over again (yet stupidly kept trying to use points as an incentive, being a fantastic example of the definition of insanity). Most students don’t really care about points. Only the ones who like and are good at playing the game of school care about them, but for some other reward they are getting vicariously through the accumulation of those points (such as not getting in trouble at home, or because achieving high grades based on points is interwoven into their student identities and mindsets)…


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