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An Interrelated Comparison of Pink and Woolfolk

This presentation provides explanations and demonstrations on concepts presented by Daniel Pink and Anita Woolfolk.

Elishia Powell

on 8 July 2013

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Treasures of the Mind
This presentation will provide ideas and explanations from Daniel Pink and Anita Woolfolk. The ideas and explanations will compare ways in which these authors influence motivation.
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Daniel Pink and Anita Woolfolk

Elishia Powell

Daniel Pink suggest that,"Stories are important cognitive events, for they encapsulate, into one compact package, information, knowledge, context, and emotion". (Pink, 2006, pg. 103)
Anita Woolfolk states that, "In cognitive theories, people are viewed as active and curious, searching for information to solve personally relevant problems." (Woolfolk, 2013 pg. 433)
Create an opportunity for students to share their stories.
In regards to creativity,"Such ability is at a premium in a world where specialized knowledge work can quickly become routinized work-and therefore be automated or outsourced away." (Pink, 2006, pg. 135)
Woolfolk promotes creativity stating that, "Although we frequently associate the arts with creativity, any subject can be approached in a creative manner." (Woolfolk, 2013 pg. 339)
Regardless of how much time we allocate to specific subjects, there can be an opportunity to motivate and encourage creativity.
Pink exclaims that, "Design-that is, utility enhanced by significance-has become an essential aptitude for personal fulfillment and professional success for at least three reason." (Pink, 2006, pg.71)
Woolfolk proclaims,"Two possible connections are that when teachers are enthusiastic, they capture and hold students attention, and that enthusiastic teachers model engagement and interest in learning." (Woolfolk, 2013, pg. 509)
Enthusiastic teachers can motivate students interest, attention, and engagement in learning.
Pink's description of empathy is that, "Empathy is the ability to imagine yourself in someone else's position and to intuit what that person is feeling."(Pink, 2006, pg.159)
Similar text indicate that,"Taking the perspective of and empathizing with others; recognizing and appreciating individual and group similarities and differences."
(Woolfolk, 2013, pg. 419)
Educators must meet the needs of each of their students, no matter their background.
‘Creativity is a characteristic given to all human beings at birth.’— Abraham Maslow
‘Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children.’
— Walt Disney
"And just plain laughter can lead to joyfulness, which in turn can lead to greater creativity, productivity, and collaboration." (Pink, 2006,pg. 204)
"Preoperational preschools love make-believe play and use pretending to form symbols, explore language, and interact with others." (Woolfolk, 2013, pg. 72)
“Our fundamental drive, the motivational engine that powers human existence, is the pursuit of meaning” (Pink, 2006, pg.217)
"The important point is that children learn language as they develop other cognitive abilities by actively trying to make sense of what they hear and by looking for patterns and making up rules to put together the jigsaw puzzle of language."(Woolfolk,2013, pg.72)
"A day without laughter is a day wasted."
-Charlie Chaplin
Young children learn from everything they do. They are naturally curious; they want to explore and discover.
As your kids grow they may forget what you said, but won't forget how you made them feel.
-Kevin Heath

Motivation is necessary. It makes learning continuous, interesting and enjoyable. Children who receive the right sort of support and encouragement will be creative, adventurous learners throughout their lives. Children who do not receive this support and interaction are likely to have a much different attitude about learning.
Woolfolk, A. (2013). Educational Psychology. (12th ed.). Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Education Inc
Pink, D. (2006). A Whole New Mind: Why Right Brainers Will Rule the Future. New York, New York: Penguin Group
Google. (2013). Retrieved April 9, 2013, from www.google.com
YouTube. (2013). Retrieved April 11, 2013, from www.youtube.com
Wrap Up
Here are some examples that will encourage storytelling.
What treasures will you unlock with your students?
Here are other words that are similar to the enthusiasm and passion that should be considered in the teaching profession.

zest energy fervor zeal

vitality devotion eagerness

Among teacher variables, enthusiasm has the
most powerful and positive impact on student

- Toni Kempler
A great way to encourage storytelling is to tell stories to your students and invite them to share stories with one another. Everyone can become a storyteller with a little practice.
Every child is unique. Your classroom will be filled with diversity. Your classroom will be filled with boys and girls of all races, religions, talents, personalities, and learning styles. Be determined to reach all of your students.

Get students attention as they enter your classroom. Get them thinking about topics and key ideas by providing puzzles and unusual events. These strategies allow them to focus on their learning.
Here are some ways to encourage and motivate meaning with your students:

•Encourage, motivate, and accept students autonomy and initiative.
•Use their responses when making "on-the-spot" choices about preferred behaviors, activities, and content that are being taught.
•Encourage communication between the teacher and the students.
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