|Two big fans of high school psychology: Dr. Lee Gurel and Dr. Nancy Budwig (Clark University)|
So I was thrilled to open my inbox last week and find an e-mail from Dr. Gurel with a tip for me - a link to a guest post in the New York Times Learning Network from teacher Larry Ferlazzo on student motivation. I have read Mr. Ferlazzo many times on technology issues, but I didn't know he was a social studies teacher and I'm now wondering if he teaches psychology! His column is about ways to build intrinsic motivation, and he includes references to the work of:
- Edward Deci and Dan Pink on motivation
- Carol Dweck on mindset
- Walter Mischel and Jonah Lehrer on the marshmallow experiment
- Roy Baumeister on self-control
--posted by Steve
*P.S. Okay, it's my second favorite - my favorite is getting fabulous ideas from my fellow psychology teachers!