About Greg Perry

I help schools build better relationships.

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  • Greg shared from How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life by Scott Adams
    A great strategy for success in life is to become good at something, anything, and let that feeling propel you to new and better victories. Success can be habit-forming.
    Note: Isn't this the key role of schools and a reason to avoid over-emphasis on numeracy and literacy?
  • Greg shared from Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink
    “When money is used as an external reward for some activity, the subjects lose intrinsic interest for the activity,” he wrote.5 Rewards can deliver a short-term boost—just as a jolt of caffeine can keep you cranking for a few more hours. But the effect wears off—and, worse, can reduce a person’s longer-term motivation to continue the project.
    Note: I will not pay you to vote for my proposed #sltchat topic of motivation.
  • Greg shared from What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets by Michael Sandel
    The typical economist believes the world has not yet invented a problem that he cannot fix if given a free hand to design the proper incentive scheme.
    Note: Some teachers believe this too.
  • Greg shared from What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets by Michael Sandel
    A market economy is a tool—a valuable and effective tool—for organizing productive activity. A market society is a way of life in which market values seep into every aspect of human endeavor. It’s a place where social relations are made over in the image of the market.
  • Greg shared from What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets by Michael Sandel
    Paying kids to read books might get them to read more, but also teach them to regard reading as a chore rather than a source of intrinsic satisfaction.
    Note: What is a stcker if it isn't a cash substitute?
(York, UK)
Greg Perry