Reading Incentives: Good Idea, Bad Idea or Simply Worthless?

Rae Pica withAngela Bunyi, Kathleen Jasper, Dr. Ruth Small

Our guests take on the popular practice of providing incentives to encourage children to read. Are incentives a good idea or a barrier to developing a passion for reading?

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Angela Bunyi is a first grade teacher outside of Nashville, TN, publishing over 100 blogs, magazine articles, lessons, and unit plans through Scholastic. Kathleen Jasper is the founder of, an education policy blog. She is also a professor in the college of education at Florida Gulf Coast University. Dr. Ruth Small is Laura J. & L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Information Studies and director of the Center for Digital Literacy at Syracuse University. Her research focuses on the application of motivation theories in libraries.
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