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Motivation: Setting knowledge as the goal, not grades

    Intrinsic motivation is the behavior where the drive comes from within and is not caused by external influences. This is the goal of our first tip.

    For the drive to come from within, the child must not feel pressured to write good grades at all costs. The acquisition of knowledge alone, that is, being smarter after learning than before, is the focus here.

    So after a test, ask about the content rather than how it went or what grade the child expects. This will help your child realize that it’s not just about grades, but about the knowledge that has been anchored in memory.