choice theory

Merit Pay: A Costly and Ineffective Initiative

Those who believe in the reward/punishment model (nearly everybody) are often attracted to the simplistic notion of giving merit pay to teachers whose students do well on standardized tests. I say “simplistic” for several reasons: 1. Standardized tests don’t necessarily … Continue reading

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Choice Theory:Too Much of a Good Thing?

Choice Theory identifies five basic needs that drive our behavior. One of them is freedom. Advocates of choice theory encourage classroom teachers to offer lots of options so that students can easily satisfy the need for freedom by doing what … Continue reading

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choice theory

Control Theory

Control Theory is the theory of motivation proposed by William Glasser and it contends that behavior is never caused by a response to an outside stimulus. Instead, the control theory states that behavior is inspired by what a person wants most at … Continue reading

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