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Old 05-16-2013, 09:36 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Here is an RCA Animate video about the research surrounding what motivates people: 

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc

 

I think it is relevant to our kids too.  As a homeschooler, I am always interested in observing what my kids choose to do with their days.  An overwhelming majority of the time, they are busy, engaged, and happy.  They have a strong sense of purpose.  More importantly, on the daily basis, they come up with interesting things to do and dive into it with verve and motivation.

 

I thought I'd share the video as I found it relevant.  

 

What motivates your kids?  

 

Mine seem to be motivated by autonomy and freedom to do what they want BUT with some, albeit very loose, structure.  I find the structure bit is essential at least at their age; maybe this will change later?  

 

They are also driven by the desire to create tangible stuff.  They both do a lot of drawing and polymer clay sculpting, legos and building using citi-blocks.  

 

Another motivating factor? A desire to help and be useful.  Although this one is iffy.  They like to help me clean but I may not demand that from them if I want the work to be done cheerfully.   

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Thanks for sharing this video.

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I can't watch the video. I've been having trouble the past couple weeks with opening links. This wil not open for me. Can you give me keywords to google it myself, perhaps?
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