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April 14, 2009


Many of my thoughts on motivation come from the sports-training experience I had previously. Simply, we can contrast internal and external motivation. Imagine a coach that must run around a track behind a runner encouraging them to run faster. This would be an example of external motivation.
Much more effective will be the coach (or teacher) that can ‘light a fire’ inside the athelete (or language student) that will burn even in the coach’s absence.

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