Here is a fantastic talk given by author Dave Eggers about starting 826 Valencia--a combination Publishing Headquarters/Writing and Tutoring Center/Pirate Supply Store. It’s a little long (~25 minutes), but it’s a great example of how to make learning fun and how teachers, schools, and communities can work together to motivate students. Seriously. Check it out.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Motivation Matters blog.