What motivates you? For me, motivation to do something is out of passion and intellectual curiosity, certainly not because there is a dollar reward. The most successful entrepreneurs, change-makers, inventors, innovators, were driven by passion and curiosity. Certainly applies to the educational system as well. Discern the interests of each child, and not feed each child through a minced meat machine.
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Check Dan Pink's presentation (http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_pink_on_motivation.html):