This article was a great read and an instant refresher on what we are already doing GREAT and what we can work on to increase intrinsic motivation in students. One that stood out to me was about changing the scenery. Flexible seating is something that many teachers have been introducing into their classrooms. It helps students get moving, viewing new perspectives, working around different personalities and changing their environment. It makes sense that this would boost morale with students. Another that stood out to me is about getting to know your students. I have always preached that when your students KNOW that you love them, they work for you and for themselves. They want to please you.
Take the time to read the article. It is a good read and an awesome reminder of why we do what we do.