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

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

  1. This is what a STEM school is supposed to be precisely. The legislature of our state and country seem hell-bent on a more technocratic approach of a carrot and stick. I wish they would consider this.

    • drext727 says:

      That would make sense to listen to logic and common sense…We talk about following the research. This is one piece of research that is purposely ignored because it doesn’t fit into the their tiny little box.

  2. Reblogged this on rightfulwriter and commented:
    This is precisely how a STEM school should work.

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