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Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivations

People, not just students, do many things in their lives. Education, work, hobbies, sports, families, relationships, leisurely activities are just a number of these. The list could continue, but I am sure you can fill in the blanks. But why do we do these things? Usually the motivation behind these activities is divided into two categories, intrinsic and extrinsic.

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An Introduction: Habits of Mind

I first came across the Habits of Mind when I began high
school. They are an integral part of our education, and I firmly
believe they help students reach their full potential, whether they
realize it or not. Although the Habits of Mind are mocked by
students, the teachers persist in using them in assignments and
lessons, and they eventually reach students. Habits of Mind are not
a quick-fix solution like dieting pills and any product you may see
on any current affairs program. They are meaningful tools that
require effort to make an impact. Like any worthwhile solution, you
should not approach the Habits of Mind as a simple get-smart-quick
scheme. You need to be prepared to put the effort into learning,
incorporating and noticing the Habits.

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