"Carrots and Sticks Are So Last Century" -- An Interview with Dan Pink by Claus von Zastrow

Dan PinkDan PinkPublic SchooL Insights editor Claus von Zastrow scooped the rest of the bloggesphere with his timely interview with best selling business author Dan Pink on the release of Pink's latest book, entitled Drive.  Although not aimed primarily at an education audience, Pink's aim is to offer advice to employers about how to motivate employees and unleash their creativity. Nowhere is that more important than in education. Reliance on "carrot and stick" extrinsic motivators is actually counterproductive to that purpose, Pink reveals. Yet another wake-up call to those reformers who continue to design human capital development schemes that involve paying and punishing for test scores. Read the interview here.