Is it true that money isn't the best motivator? If not, what is? In his book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, Daniel Pink shares the science behind the best motivational strategies. Your students will have fun discussing Daniel Pink's work and the mysteries of motivation in this highly engaging lesson. Enjoy!
This lesson is appropriate for adult English learners at the advanced level, but is adaptable for other levels as well. It has a discussion phase (to activate schema and build background knowledge), vocabulary study phase, a reading/listening passage followed by reading/listening comprehension questions, and finally some additional role-play activities and a link to Daniel Pink's TED Talk. I have used it in individual and large group settings, and found it to be a very flexible and useful resource.