What Motivates You (And Your Children?) w/ Jason Barney

In this episode of Basecamp Live, Davies Owens interviews Jason Barney to discuss how to motivate our children and students effectively. The ‘carrot and stick’ approach is all too common, but can lead to burnout. This begs the question: are there good alternatives? Jason explores the relationship between our children and students and affections, and how different forms of motivation can have positive or negative long-term effects. He emphasizes the importance of parents and teachers modeling good and proper behavior, and how children often follow what they see rather than what they’re told. This interview covers various methods of creating a culture of learning and wisdom, rather than focusing on external rewards such as grades. Join us to discover tried and true methods of motivating our young people with intention and thoughtfulness.

Biography: Jason Barney

Jason Barney serves as the Principal of Coram Deo Academy in Carmel, IN (Indiana). In 2012 he was awarded the Henry Salvatori Prize for Excellence in Teaching from Hillsdale College. He completed his MA in Biblical Exegesis at Wheaton College, where he received The Tenney Award in New Testament Studies. In addition to his administrative responsibilities in vision, philosophy and faculty training, Jason has taught courses in Latin, Humanities, and Senior Thesis from 3rd-12th grades. He has published A Classical Guide to Narration with the CiRCE Institute (year ago on BCL) and The Joy of Learning, and has several other books on the way. He regularly speaks at events and conferences, including SCL, ACCS and the CiRCE Institute, and has two courses on ClassicalU on Charlotte Mason and Narration. In addition, he has provided training for schools, like the Geneva School, the Covenant School of Dallas and the Ecclesial Schools Initiative. Jason blogs regularly on ancient wisdom for the modern era at www.educationalrenaissance.com.