The Importance Of Incentive Programs In Schools

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In todays society, parents have been looking for different ways for their kids to do well in school. They want them to learn and be glad to go to school but, bribing kids is not the way for them to do good in school, they are technically forcing their kids to enjoy school. The behavior of the kid is only seen because the student knows what the reward is and what to do to get it, but parents and teacher should realize it won’t work for very long because once the reward has been given, the original behavior resumes..Incentive Programs are bad because they do not teach children the difference between right and wrong, but rather teaches them to go for what objectives offer the biggest and easiest to accomplish rewards which can confuse children …show more content…
Students get motivated to come to class if the class is interesting, so we don’t have to use extrinsic incentives, such as rewards. Roland fryer was an economist who ran a experiment of incentives for hundreds of classrooms in multiple cities; New York, Chicago, Dallas, and Washington. Each of those cities had their own incentives program to see which one would work best. Fryer did this experiment to see if the kids from those schools would do well in school while bribing them financially. I’ve had experience with bribing when I was in high school. I had one class that most of the students would’t go because it was boring and the teacher didn’t explain the class very well. After couple of weeks my teacher told us we were going to read a book called “Coffee Will Make You Black”. We started reading this book and when we read the title it caught my attention. The class got more interesting because of the book. The use of intrinsic motivation got me to attend class more often and not get bored because the book that we were reading motivated me to keep on going to that class. This is an example of a good type of intrinsic motivation because i began to like the class and the concept of reading. The teacher found a topic in which the students will find interest and enjoyment of learning rather than the use …show more content…
It makes them think it’s not their responsibility because students will go just for the reward and not for the best of them. They are going to think that school is something that deosn’t matter in life, that if people go to school they will get rewarded too. Ripley states that “ Teachers complain that we are rewarding kids for doing what they should be doing of thier own volition”. In other hand, students are getting rewarded just because they are doing what they already know, when they shouldn’t get rewarded because they can do all that work without teachers telling them what to do and how to do it. When students get rewarded because they are doing work that they already know, students are not learning anything. Yes, they are doing it but it’s because they want to get rewarded, they don’t do the work because they want to. Students take advantage of what teachers are doing, it backfires on the teachers because they might think that students are learning something, when students are not learning any work. They accomplish those jobs because they want to do the easiest way of getting rewards and it makes kids not interested in school and

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