License to miss school

Extrinsic Motivation: It Might Be Even Worse Than You Thought

When Carly Robinson, a researcher at Harvard’s Student Social Support R&D Lab, designed a study with her colleagues to look at the impact of attendance awards, they expected to see positive results. After all, giving such awards is a common practice in schools across the U.S. They surveyed hundreds of teachers and administrators and found that an overwhelming majority believed in, and used, attendance awards in their own schools. Only a small minority of those surveyed—2 percent—thought the awards were a bad idea. ….[READ]

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