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Fundamental Practices of Motivation

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

Individual Rental Group Rental


On-Demand Webinar

The presentation is available for a 30-day rental via Vimeo On Demand, allowing you to view the webinar at any time, as often as you would like, within your rental period.

$55/individual (Certificate of Continuing Professional Development for 1 person)
$200/group (CPD certificates for up to 20 persons)


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).

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