Dan Pink on The Puzzle of Motivation

Since I am neck-deep in research about motivation, Building Positive Relationships will be back next week as we tie together the upcoming posts on motivation and what our findings mean for relationships in the classroom.

During my research into the Self-Determination Theory, I came across this really great TEDTalk by Dan Pink. Dan Pink is a career analyst (whatever that is), and describes the gap between what science has shown us about motivation and how business behaves in regard to motivation.

Even though Dan talks in relation to businesses, I encourage you to think about his argument in terms of teaching or parenting rather than managing because the argument remains the same.