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  1. Unknown
    July 13, 2014 @ 16:13

    Hi Tim,
    Your reflections on choice and the need for feeling safe and respected are so critical to learning. I always feel open to taking risks in learning with you, you are a great teacher.~Joni


  2. Gail Mishler
    July 14, 2014 @ 05:38

    John Dewey, Maria Montessori, John Piaget, Paulo Freire and John Bowlby are the theorists I like best for Early Childhood Education, and I find more and more their ideas translate well for the upper grades as well. I have never like rewards systems in my classrooms. Extrinsic motivation does not create life long learners. It is a short term behavior mod tool. Engaging students in meaningful, rich learning experiences drives the intrinsic motivation that sparks curiosity, wonder and the desire to "know."


  3. Tim
    July 14, 2014 @ 22:21

    Thanks, Joni!


  4. Tim
    July 14, 2014 @ 22:23

    I very much agree, Gail. It's tempting to use rewards at times, but it never really gets the kids to where you want them to be.


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