Sustaining Motivation – A Delicate Balance

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Ever wonder about how to encourage and support your child’s motivation?  Is there a possibility that your child will do her chores without nagging or his homework without needling?  In this webinar we will explore the differences between extrinsic and intrinsic motivation. We will discuss strategies for increasing intrinsic motivation and techniques to evaluate the effectiveness of the external reinforcers, such as praise, behavior charts, rewards and punishments  that parents and teachers often utilize.

Meryl Silver

  Meryl Silver, MS.Ed, received her bachelor's degree in early childhood education from Queens College and holds a master's degree in special education from Bank Street College ofEducation. Meryl is currently the Project Coordinator for the Teach NYS High School Academic Resource Center which assists high school students with learning differences secure publicly funded services. She has close to 15 years of teaching experience, including four years as a resource room teacher at Yeshiva Har Torah and three years as a learning specialist for P'tach at the Yeshiva University High School for Girls. Meryl has also worked as a co-facilitator for Schools Attuned and is a graduate of the SAFDA program and has also served as a Hidden Sparks External Coach at the Yeshiva of Central Queens and Shaare Torah Elementary School for boys.