"Intrinsically Rewarding Tasks"
Intrinsically motivating tasks are personally relevant and challenging and make use of the brainÃs natural opiates. Instead of using measurements like grades, participants will be more motivated to take on a task if they feel a sense of pride or confidence upon completion.
1. To motivate youth, minimize the emphasis on competitive grades and punitive measures.
2. Have youth think about what tasks and projects make them feel a sense of pride and care in both the process and the outcome.
3. Help youth feel confident about the skills they have and the many things they can do as leaders in their classroom, family, or community
1. Think about what tasks and projects make you feel a sense of pride and care in both the process and the outcome.