Academy for Social-Emotional Learning in Schools




How Ending Behavior Rewards Helped One School Focus on Student Motivation and Character

Summary:  This article focuses on the topic of extrinsic vs. intrinsic motivation.  Several schools are used as examples where the rewards system was changed to an intrinsic system and the resulting benefits that this provided to the schools in terms of character education.

Source:  Linda Flanagan, KQED News, August 29, 2017

Categories:  Character Education, Motivation, Core Values, School Culture/Climate



School Culture and Relationships Thrive with a 5:1 Positivity Ratio

Summary:  This article suggests that the use of positive reinforcement is a significant factor in building positive relationships and a positive school culture.  The ratio of 5:1 positive to negative feedback is seen as a benchmark for building high performing teams.

Source: Mary Ryerse, Education Week, January 23, 2017

Categories:  Student Engagement, Positive Relationships, Mindset, Motivation