Daniel Pink, author of Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us, claims that most believe external rewards like money are what motivate people, but his research found that this is an outdated notion.,He concluded that true motivation for the more complex thinking that most jobs now require is driven by three elements: autonomy, mastery and purpose.,He recommended reinforcing the importance of the process rather than the product for students and teachers and warned that data-driven, evidence-based practices in the realm of motivation are unlikely to work.,Extrinsic motivation can undermine intrinsic motivation because extrinsic motivators like incentives, can crumble intrinsic motivators such as the joy of learning.,Pink recommends that teachers focus on creating the conditions where self-directed students can flip on their own switch to learning.
While we’re not about that “new year, new you” life here at Byrdie HQ, there’s something undeniably alluring about the fresh start that January promises each time it rolls around.,We just can’t resist the ritual of resolutions, even when they’re more tiny tweaks than life-altering changes.,Indulge your inner traditionalist and read on to find out the beauty resolutions the Byrdie team are making (and hopefully keeping) in 2019.,Next up, here’s how to avoid these common New Year health mistakes.
Gortat had not played in the fourth quarter in the first 36 games of the season until the calendar turned, and he responded with his first double-double of the season when the Clippers extended their dominance of the Phoenix Suns with a 121-111 victory Friday night.,Danilo Gallinari and Lou Williams scored 21 points apiece and four other Clippers finished in double figures as they won their third straight against the Suns this season and their 11th straight in the series.,Suns center Deandre Ayton had four points, tying a season low set in the first game against the Clippers on Nov. 28.,They entered the game averaging a league-high 52.4 Williams and Harrell have not started a game this season, and Beverley flip-flopped with Avery Bradley on Nov. 20.,All average at least 25 minutes a game, and Williams (18.2) and Harrell (15.7) are the Clippers' third- and fourth-leading scorers.
Christmas in Fairfield was a wonderful time this year, thanks to the hard work of the City of Fairfield, Chamber of Commerce, and many community volunteers, churches, organizations and small businesses.,Beginning the weekend of Thanksgiving and going through December, folks enjoyed two Shop Local events, a Christmas-themed Parade, official Tree Lighting, Live Nativity performances, Contests, Giveaways, Winter Sports (including the new Ice Slide Races), Carousel Rides, Balloon-making Elves, Stilt-walking Nutcrackers, and so much more.,Two of the events: Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration on December 1st and Jingle All The Way Winter Sports Event on December 15th; were hosted and sponsored by the City of Fairfield.,Although these two Christmas celebrations are funded by the City of Fairfield, it is the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, along with a host of local volunteers, who take time to plan, organize, and staff the events.,Local retailers did well during this year’s Christmas events, says Pate, who received feedback from Chamber members.
SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — A man who was arrested immediately after a New Year’s Day crash that killed a mother and her daughter is free Friday after prosecutors said there was not enough evidence to file criminal charges against him.,Melvin Branch, who turned 30 hours before the deadly crash, walked out of Santa Ana Jail with his shirt wrapped around his head Thursday.,Branch was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence with a blood alcohol level over .08, DUI causing great bodily injury and vehicular manslaughter immediately after the four-vehicle crash on the westbound 22 Freeway at Valley View Street.,Branch was scheduled to make his first court appearance Thursday, but the Orange County District Attorney’s office said there was not enough evidence to file criminal charges against Branch at this time.,The California Highway Patrol did not issue an official comment on Thursday’s development, but the investigation continues into the crash.
The shunning, shaving and cutting of the traditional pay TV cord and the ascendance of content via broadband — admittedly another cord that comes into the home — is supported in another survey released in March by consulting firm Deloitte, which found more than half (55 percent) of U.S. households subscribe to at least one video streaming service.,Here's what you need to know More: Netflix in January: Here are the best new family movies and shows to stream The next symbolic milestone — U.S. homes with streaming services surpassing the more than three-fourths (78 percent) that subscribe to traditional pay TV services — could come close to happening in 2019.,The need for content to compete with Netflix and other streaming video services has already led to ATT's $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, which a federal judge approved in June but the Justice Department is currently appealing, and Disney's $71-billion purchase in July of the Fox movie and TV studios and other assets including Fox's 30 percent stake in streaming service Hulu.,Disney's expanded streaming subscription play "will impact other streaming video providers that previously licensed Disney-owned content — content that will be redeployed exclusively on the new Disney over-the-top (OTT) media services offerings," wrote John Harrison, global media and entertainment sector leader for advisory firm EY in its recently released report.,Consumers are savvy and sensitive to price and value, he says, noting The Diffusion Group's survey found about 21 percent of broadband homes with a pay TV service (traditional or broadband) were at least considering canceling their service in the next six months.
Phil Letendre, owner of Gettysburg Performance Gym, said the majority of New Year’s resolutions aren’t met because people become discouraged when they set the bar too high and can’t meet their expectations.,For people who want to trade fat for muscle in 2019, Letendre recommends a fitness regime with SMART goals: specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time bound.,Up the road at the YWCA Gettysburg and Adams County, Kevin Ecker, assistant director of sports and fitness, said he’s used to seeing a wave of new people at 909 Fairfield Road every January.,While someone’s initial goal may be to lose weight, Ecker’s hope is people will want to continue exercise after meeting that goal.,Going to the gym with a friend or signing up for a membership are two ways to force yourself to be dedicated, according to Ecker, who wants newcomers to know most people at the gym are friendly and staff are always willing to help.
Charter Communications Inc., the third largest-U.S. pay-TV provider, had a midnight deadline Dec. 31 to renew a programming agreement with Tribune Media Co. or potentially lose local stations in 24 markets including Los Angeles, New York and Chicago.,Because Tribune’s stations include Fox and CBS affiliates, the blackout could disrupt coverage of NCAA basketball games and NFL playoffs this weekend, starting with the Seattle Seahawks versus Dallas Cowboys Saturday in a game to be carried on Fox.,According to Tribune Broadcasting, the blackout affects roughly 6 million cable customers who had access to local Tribune stations, while 14 million customers lost access to WGN America, the company’s basic subscriber losses for the pay-TV industry in the third quarter have added to the pressure on media companies and cable and satellite operators during the current round of renewal talks.,Earlier this month, Nexstar Media Group Inc. agreed to buy Tribune Media for $4.1 billion, potentially surpassing Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. and forming the largest local-TV broadcaster in the U.S. Tribune’s total of 42 stations include Fox, CBS, NBC and ABC affiliates, as well as CW and MyNetworkTV.,Charter has a big presence in Los Angeles, where Chicago-based Tribune’s KTLA is scheduled to broadcast the Tournament of Roses Parade New Year’s Day.