Wednesday, February 2, 2011
More Thoughts on Awards
Awards are intrinsic motivation killers.
Awards are collaborative destroyers.
Awards do not recognize the best in each person, only one.
Awards make us see each other as obstacles.
Awards are political.
Awards make all, except one, feel like losers.
Awards in schools don’t give people the choice to opt out of the competition.
Awards create anger and envy.
Awards create debate on who deserved to win.
Cancelling awards ceremonies does not mean that students will lack understanding of their world outside of school.