The Valuing Autism Blog
Gina Davies Attention Autism
Gina Davies addressed today's National Autistic Society 10th Anniversary Professionals Conference by reminding us that education needs to be interesting. We need to make sure that what we are teaching is purposeful, logical and, most importantly, irresistible!
As educators, we naturally use rewards to begin to engage children and young people in learning however this is only a short term strategy. We must move them on to the intrinsic motivation of meaning, creativity, pride, rising to the challenge and the satisfaction of achievement so that they boost their wellbeing and take their first steps on a path of lifelong curiosity.
It is really helpful if the practitioners genuinely enjoy what they are teaching too!