Intrinsically Rewarding Tasks

These are more powerful motivators as they make use of the brain’s natural opiates. Intrinsically motivating tasks are personally relevant and challenging. Minimize the emphasis on competitive grades and punitive measures by having youth think about what tasks and projects make them feel a sense of pride and care in both the process and outcome. Help them to feel confident about the skills they have and the many things they can do as leaders in their classroom, family, or community.

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