Inspiring is much more than just a hodge-podge of ideas, games, and sparks of creativity. Inspiring can be solidly based on scientific research and personal experience. Below you’ll find my research into the theory behind motivating learning, as well as links to others’ research.

What Is Inspiring? A four part series on some of the basic theory behind motivation.

Part 1: Introduction

Part 2: External Motivation

Part 3: Intrinsic Motivation

Part 4: Autonomy and Learning

Using Rewards to Motivate Learning The Four S’s of Rewards

The Science of Success A blog run by Heidi Grant Halvorson where she discusses all sorts of topics about motivation.