Tag Archives: Behavior Analysis

Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Motivation…a false dichotomy?


I had a fascinating “debate” of sorts with some of my Twitter colleagues two weeks ago. We were discussing the recent article, Freakonomics Goes to School and Teaches Us the Right Way to Bribe Kids, that appeared in The Atlantic … Continue reading

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What Do Austin Powers and My Mom Have in Common?


“Oh, Behave!” My post today is in honor of my mom, Jane Mahon, and other mothers out there who do an awesome job parenting, just based on their natural intuition.  They didn’t need any of that fancy book-learnin’ that I … Continue reading

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What ever happened to Errorless Learning?


Lately it seems like I’ve been seeing a bunch of tweets and blog posts talking about errors being good for students because they learn from their mistakes.  WHAT??  When did this trend start?  And how? I’m not saying that kids … Continue reading

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