The article states that "Intrinsic motivation is an energizing of behavior that comes from within an individual, out of will and interest for the activity at hand." this is simply the self-determination aspect of learning. The author uses the example, " Humans have three innate psychological needs: a need to feel competent, a need to feel related and a need to feel autonomous. Intrinsic motivation develops out of the support of these needs." this is showing the underlying effect that coming to thoughts yourself can lead you to "seek what interests them." This can in turn lead them to find academic choices that could challenge and improve skill, without the factor of "what can I get"
The author being a former family psychiatrist, knows a few things about getting children to do what they want. They explain such things like how busy parents are more likely to opt with the classic sticker chart for their children. This in turn can lead to behaviors such as wanting a reward for doing something as simple as not hitting their siblings, or cleaning up a spilled milk mess they made.
There are multiple authors in here who are on the presumption that, contrary to popular belief, reward systems in the workplace are not all that great. The article states that, "Research suggests that, by and large, rewards succeed at securing one thing only: temporary compliance. They do not create an enduring commitment to any value or action. They merely, and temporarily, change what we do. According to Kohn, incentives in the workplace simply can’t work." This shows that reward systems, in fact, make people work less. Some of the authors, like Eileen Appelbaum say otherwise, stating: "By designing compensation schemes that recognize and reward individual differences, companies expected to reap the rewards of increased employee motivation and improved job performance."
This was a popular vine, and the creator states; "Marlene you speech was so good, OH MY GOD REALLY CUZ LIKE IT WAS ALL IMPROVE AND I DIDN'T EVEN TRY AND- oh my god why cant you just take the freaking compliment..." You can use this as an example of someone using a tangible reward system. Telling the child things such as "Good job!" or "Now you can do this!" which are basically forms of encouragement, could lead to academic improvement and behavior improvement as well. The joke in this vine is that normally that is what would happen, but not in this case.
This reward chart is giving the child many different time consuming awards that would in some way effect the parent. The goals are simple tasks that should be completed everyday without rewards. Using this kind of system at such an early age could be catastrophic in later life when there are no free "deserts" and "hair accessories" for showing up.
The author is explaining that certain kids are either intrinsically motivated, or extrinsically motivated. This can be seen as either self-motivated or reward-motivated. They use examples from different teachers on which reward system is better: intangible or tangible. Basically handing kids rewards or encouraging them to set goals. Deciding on tangible, the author explains that it is much better to have kids "set on the intrinsic movement" as it keeps them on the learning track and helps with future goal setting.