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Re: Art reward

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Salvador Wilcox (salvador_wilcox)
Fri, 14 May 1999 06:45:06 PDT

I second Joseph's comment. There's a growing body of research that points
to the detrimental effects of rewarding people (children in school and
adults in corporations) for work. in short, the reward becomes the aim it
fosters the "do this and you'll get that" attitude. alfie kohn has a book
"punished by rewards" that would be beneficial to read. let all the kids
feel important without teacher imposed contingencies.

salvador wilcox

>From: Joseph Augusta <jaugusta>
>To: janine shafer <>
>Subject: Re: "Best Art Student" Award?
>Date: Fri, 14 May 1999 07:37:53 -0400
>janine shafer wrote:
> > What is your opinion & suggestions for criteria for "Best Art Student"
> > at the elementary school level?
>Ugh! Don't do it! How would you like losing the "Best Art Teacher" award
>your district? Now imagine you're around 10 years old and doing your best,
>you lose anyway...feel bad? C'mon, you'll get over it!
>Best wishes,

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