Using extrinsic rewards in the classroom is often controversial. Where do you stand in terms of providing students with rewards for reaching behavioral or academic goals? After reviewing the readings and any additional sources, do you plan to use extrinsic motivators in your future classroom? If so, how? Hello Dr. Portugal and Class In the classroom extrinsic rewards can be quite controversial. Rewards can be viewed as negative because most often children know that they’re only certain things with bare minimum results because they know a reward will be given. If the intrinsic motivational approach is presented as an option first, it simply gives the opportunity for each student to love what they are doing and want to do it verses being bribed. This promotes success long term instead of being great a task in the classroom due to knowing a reward is coming. In the text it explains that extrinsic rewards may affect ignite intrinsic motivation and therefore reinforce learners’ participation and deep learning. (Rassuli, 2012). As educators we all know that students learn different so each student
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