UMS Teacher Book Discussion: "Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us" By Daniel Pink

Tuesday March 29, 2011: 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

How does one motivate a student? This is a daunting question for educators competing for students' attention with other activities that provide immediate stimulation or gratification. Most people believe in motivating by using a carrot-and stick approach, which provides external rewards. This is a mistake according to Daniel Pink, who examines three elements of true motivation in his new book "Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us" - autonomy, mastery, and purpose."

UMS "Reading Culture" Book Clubs for educators expand and build upon ideas within the UMS season of events using relevant works of literature. In these facilitated sessions, participants explore and express opinions about stimulating books and learn strategies for leading classroom book discussions. The first 30 registrants receive a free copy of the book. Registration is required. To register for this teacher workshop, call the University Musical Society at 734-615-0122 or e-mail