Fundamental Practices of Motivation


Presenter: Victoria Livingston
Levels: Infant & Toddler – Elementary I
CPD Hours: 1.5
Available: On Demand 


Are the children you know motivated by rewards, or praise, or their own hard work? While we all want the students in our classroom to be intrinsically motivated, it’s easy to assume that rewards or praise might also be a good motivator.

In this webinar, you will learn why rewards hinder a student’s natural desire to learn, how praise can be a type of reward, and how this impacts a student’s development and sense of self. Further, you’ll discover the ways Maria Montessori intuitively implemented intrinsic motivation in the classroom and how her methods directly align with current research on intrinsic motivation.

Learner Outcomes

  • Gain an understanding of why external motivators hinder a student’s natural desire to work.
  • Learn the 3 types of verbal praise and discover how they impact a student’s mindset.
  • Discover the 4 key components to keeping intrinsic motivation ignited and how to best utilize these in your classroom.

Victoria Livingston, MEd, is the Early Childhood program coordinator at Chiaravalle Montessori School in Evanston, IL. Before joining the administrative team, she was an Early Childhood directress. AMS-credentialed (Early Childhood).


Individuals (Certificate of Continuing Professional Development for 1 person)
$45/AMS member *Free for all members (PLUS, Basic) members using complimentary PD vouchers

Organizations (Includes up to 15 attendees; each participant will receive their own login.)**
$175/AMS member organization
$235/nonmember organizations

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**If you are registering as a group, you will be prompted to add all of the attendees’ names during purchase (up to 15, including the person who is purchasing the session). 

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