Teacherscribe’s Teaching Tip #109
The author steals five lessons on personalized teaching from watching Kung Fu Panda.
3. A cookie might be better motivation. Shifu realizes that he can motivate his other warriors through discipline and criticism, as they are all intrinsically motivated. Not so with the Big Fat Panda, though. He is motivated by food.
How can we find new and inventive ways to motivate students? Simply yelling at them will only motivate a few. How else can we get them work other than to say that it is assigned?