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Comment by John Powers
Never underestimate the power of small rewards. A friend learned yoga with her grandfather rewarding her with candy. Sure it might not work with college aged students, but some signal, pennies in a jar, may have more impact than you suspect. It goes to prove one economic assumption: people respond to incentives.
I thought today about Beth Kanter's experience at a Cambodian bloging summit last summer. Here is a report on role playing or simulation. Used occasionally such participatory experiences can help to reshape the learning climate in classrooms.