Why You Shouldn’t Reward Kids for Learning

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Plato: Knowledge that is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.

 

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  1. by lydia

    On October 5, 2012 at 6:19 am

    This is very true. Learning should be from the heart. Do you mind if I link this article from my site?

  2. by lydia

    On October 5, 2012 at 6:21 am

    But I have to mention that in regards to teaching my daughter who has autism – initial reward system do great wonders to get her motivated and increase her confidence. : )

  3. by Liesl Den

    On October 5, 2012 at 7:35 am

    Yes, feel free to link to this!

  4. by Kimberly

    On October 5, 2012 at 8:16 am

    I enjoy reading your site. :) I agree that those incentive programs can steal the magic of doing something for it’s own sake. At our house, I give happy face stickers for attitude while doing the work – not the work completed. If you don’t want to do it, you need to be reasonable and talk about it instead of stomping off, slamming doors, or yelling about it. :) It has improved my sanity during the day because they are more pleasant about what should come next.