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First I would address the topic of extrinsic vs. intrinsic motivators for children. I would thoroughly investigates the different types of extrinsic motivators. I have provided some ideas in a list with commentary on potential success rates.

1. Rewards or positive consequences. The reward (carrot) can be anything that you observe is motivating for the greatest number of students. It could be a movie, free day or some other type of food party. If it motivates kids, you'd want to make the desired behavior and frequency relative to the type of reward to be given. For instance, if I were trying to get all my students to come to class with completed assignments, I might offer a big reward (such as a pizza party if 100 % of the students consistently come to class with complete assignments for 30 consecutive days. To implement the development of the desired habits, I could begin by awarding a free period(recess for elementary) if all students meet their behavior target for 5 consecutive days, I would lengthen the time frame and increase the quality of reward .

This link provides a good definition for what extrinsic motivation is http://giftedkids.about.com/od/glossary/g/extrinsic.htm

However, extrinsic motivation is difficult to sustain and often doesn't work for all students, because they are apt to not regard ...

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