presented by David Garrett, firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshop Number: CC-S-200
If we found the right reward(s) for our students, would it ensure student success? The 2013 Student Success Scorecard for California Community Colleges recommendation number 3 was, "Incentivize Successful Student Behaviors." But do incentives work in education? That is the question the authors of the Freakanomics books sought to answer. They offered high school students monthly cash prizes for a semester with a huge grand prize at the end. The results of the study were unexpected. This session will include a viewing of the Freakanomics documentary, a review of research on incentives in schools and a discussion of ideas covered in the session.