So as a seventh grade teacher, I know that my students are ruled by their stomachs. Any opportunity at free food works wonders! Right now I am reading a book called Drive by Daniel Pink.  He talks about motivation and carrots and sticks.  My carrots were cookies…and boy did it work!  I got thirty-four out of thirty-six students to turn in a project.  Now the trick is to figure out how to get that intrinsic motivation to continue so that my waistline does not enlarge with all the baking!  This is something I am going to work on.  Building up the students’ intrinsic motivation to do well. 🙂