MOTIVATION differences

Side-by-side

The 1-size-fits-all method SUPPRESSES MOTIVATION.

The Lead out method ACTIVATES MOTIVATION!

Three conditions are SCIENTIFICALLY proven

to ACTIVATE the DRIVE to LEARN

See Daniel H. Pink's 2009 book "DRIVE: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us" for a brilliantly summarizes these conditions:

Those three (3) conditions which activate the natural drive to create and learn are well understood.

AUTONOMY

Not control. Not "Learn this. Now stop. Now learn that."

Autonomy

MASTERY

Mastery is a challenge, not TOO EASY, not TOO DIFFICULT, but JUST RIGHT, in the zone.

PURPOSE

A good reason to learn something,

or an inner interest in the subject.

The 1-size-fits-all method

SUPPRESSES ALL three conditions of motivation.

SUPPRESSES AUTONOMY

Students don't have autonomy!

Learn this. Stop. Now learn that.

SUPPRESSES MASTERY

It's 1-size-fits-all — BUT students are ALL DIFFERENT.

The challenges will be just right for some, but TOO EASY or TOO DIFFICULT for others.

Often students don't receive feedback in the form of test results, till weeks after the learning was attempted.

SUPPRESSES PURPOSE

Students wonder:

Why am I in school when I am listening to what I've already learned,

or listening to what I can't understand?

What's the purpose?

The Lead out method

ACTIVATES ALL three conditions of the LEARNING DRIVE.

ACTIVATES AUTONOMY

By EDUCATING with psychology

it becomes safe to grant students more independence,

more autonomy.

ACTIVATES MASTERY

Students USE AUTONOMY to choose challenges

not TOO EASY, NOT TOO DIFFICULT, but JUST RIGHT, in the zone.

As testing is built into the process — accomplished with students helping each other — feedback is nearly immediate, further activating the condition of mastery.

ACTIVATES PURPOSE

Students realize they are succeeding — they are indeed learning!

In addition, they feel a profound satisfaction of realizing they are growing up,

personally powerful, responsible and able to contribute.

AS STUDENTS INVOLVE THEIR OWN INTERESTS

the powerful PURPOSE DRIVE is SUPERCHARGED.

School becomes a place to discover and pursue one's own interests and even dreams.

I'M READY TO CHOOSE!