It’s not money that motivates us – in fact, being highly rewarded can hold us back. There’s a lot more behind what makes us tick than we might at first think, and Dan Pink has unearthed the key ingredients of motivation.
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This clip was seized upon by Physical Education teachers Natasha Manley and Paul Gripton (RSA Academy Ipsley), and Louise Brown (Whitley Academy).
This film is fast-paced, and might need approached in smaller chunks, repeated and explored at the learner’s own pace. But it’s rich in exploring that key area of Physical Education: motivation and leadership.
- Explore the desire to succeed – how important is that and why?
- What’s the role of leadership in motivating a team to success?
- How do team leaders communicate with the team, and what does it take to help a team communicate effectively? What tactics does Pink talk about that help people communicate effectively?
- There are different types of motivation: how would you describe them?
- What role does mastery play in learning a new sport? How do we know where we are in mastering something new – how do we know we’ve mastered it?
- In Health and Safety how do we account for risk in sport? What’s “acceptable”?
The whole child
Why are all school subjects important in developing as a person who is well-motivated in sport, and in life in general?
Add your own ideas, however short or in-depth, to the RSA Animates WatchDrawThink Colloborative Doc.