Intrinsic Motivation for the Classroom

An Ethical Island

Bring on the i.

I just finished reading several books about intrinsic motivation. None of the research is new, so why aren’t we incorporating intrinsic motivation into the classroom more?

Here are a few ideas I have on how to add some i to your classroom.

intrinsic motivation


Book to add to the reading list:

Why We Do What We Do by Edward L. Deci

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Chasing Dragonfliesby Tee Smith (Author)☠️📘📖📑📱


Chasing Dragonflies

by Tee Smith (Author)


Book Review:

Awesome book it had caught my attention from beginning to end. It was actually a good book, I’m also glad Maggie had got her happy ending at the end of the book. I love a happy ending in books.

Book Description:

Six years in captivity.

Six years locked away from the world.

Finally, after all, these years Maddie finds her freedom. But is one ever truly free of their past?

It feels like she has woken from a deep slumber and the whole world has changed. She barely recognizes her own reflection, everyone has moved on.

Nothing is the same.

The man she loved, who she thought was lost forever, is still alive.

Is this her second chance at life?

Maddie wants to go out in the world, everyone wants to hold her back.

Does she have the courage to move forward and find peace in her life, despite what others want from her? Only she can decide.

Published September 22nd, 2016

ISBN: 139780994613639
Edition Language: English


Something to Believe In (Renegade Saints #4)by Ella Fox (Author) 📖📱

If y’all didn’t read this series you should.  Because all 4 books will have you cracking up. Who don’t like a book that makes you laugh and cry at the same time. Book 1 to this series Is FREE actually. 

Something to Believe In (Renegade Saints, #4)
by Ella Fox (Goodreads Author)


 Book Review:

Tyson! He Deserves A Happy Ending!!!

Just a FEW Spoilers! Here & There!

Wow, that’s so crazy what his father girlfriend done to his family. And how his mom treated him. No child deserves what he been through and he’s been holding all of that in throughout the years. And finally gotten a girlfriend and told the public the truth in the documentary.

I’m glad Tyson found love in Daisy even though he treated her like crap in the beginning that’s only because he was afraid.

Glad he listen to his bandmates (his brothers) and Flynn and Cole grams Sylvia because he deserves love as much as his brothers. From how much he went through at 12 to seeing your 10-year-old sister, 2-year-old brother and father dead when you come home. (your dad girlfriend killing them) I always said women aren’t as innocent as they seem (I’m a women and I like to speak the truth ) women hurt men as much as men hurt women and are known for being abusive in a relationship. But a lot of people ignore that because women aren’t men smh.

(BTW) I was wondering who the girl was he was dreaming and having conversations with it was actually his 10-year sister. I thought it was maybe his mom or some grown women. I also liked how the hes father had all 3 babies in his arms when Tyson had those dreams. That was a WOW moment.

P. S.

Lastly, at the ending of each book all 3 guys (I forgot if Gavin and Leah got married I forgot) if he did I’ll say all four guys ended up getting married to their dream girls.

But I can relate to Tyson with having no relationship thing.



Book Description:

A rock star with millions of adoring fans.
A country girl with a broken heart.

Rockstar, Tyson Allen, is the hilarious, in-your-face bass player for one of the world’s most popular bands. Behind his funny-guy exterior hides a tragic past full of unbearable horror. After turning to drugs and alcohol to numb the pain, Tyson hit rock bottom on a New York City sidewalk. For several minutes, Tyson Allen was gone–dead. And now, he’s trying to rebuild a life he nearly lost. He found a way to move forward and live life—a way he was comfortable with. All was going according to plan until he met the new assistant for his band.

In an instant, everything changes.

Daisy Hammond has a slew of her own tragedies. And the last thing she needs is a crush on one of America’s rock legends. But unlike Tyson, her kind and generous heart refuse to push people away. Working with the band isn’t easy as Tyson doesn’t want anything to do with her. Despite his standoffish and rude demeanor, Daisy can’t deny the pull she has for him. Determined to stay away from the bass player with an attitude, she goes about her business without getting in his way. But one night, their desire for one another erupts. Now it’s up to Daisy to pull Ty out of his shell before the tour ends and they go their separate ways. Will she find a way to break down Ty’s walls before it’s too late?


The part about the moonwalk had me dying 😂😂😂😂😂💯💯💯 I love when an author can me laugh while reading a book swear man mess be so funny.

😂 😂 😂 😂 the part I highlighted had me done forswear to you. I’m not trying laugh to LOUD by this. For Everyone to hear me.

I was cracking up at this part when he dressed up as an old man 👴…. Just to take the girl out to the mall so he could get some #harrypotter stuff 😂😂 if celebs actually do this in real life it would be priceless 😂😂😂💯💯 if I had a guy like Tyson.  I am in tears everyday💯


Kindle Edition, 203 pages
Published August 11th, 2016
Edition Language: English

Between Us (Renegade Saints #3)by Ella Fox (Author) 📙📱📖

Another another one.📖 when your reading books 📚 plus your 5 school books 😩😩😩 lol the struggle of a multitasker 

Between Us (Renegade Saints #3)

by Ella Fox (Author)


Book Review:


!!! Cole A Lil FREAK (I see). Lmao, I assume they all are like 28 and 29 now. Glad the book has younger men around my age lol except dudes in their 30s like bih!

Just a few Spoilers in my REVIEW!!!!!


Bihhhhhhhhh! This book was good as the other two before this one. I knew it wasn’t going to work with Ian. and that Cole was going to end up with just ONLY Devon. I like knew that in book 3 at the bowling alley. Like Cole we know you ONLY wanted Devon and didn’t want to share her boy. I like how his family and everyone else accepted him for being bisexual. And for Devon to accept his sexuality.

But hunny boo boo I don’t know if I can fool around with a man who do men lmao. I can’t get my heart to do lol. Plus I was wondering in book 3 what had happened when Ian came into the room with them now I finally found out. I thought sure that he was going to bust in on them doing the mcnasty tbh lol.

Also, I’m itching to know about the story Tyson had told Devon and What’s his story and about his life. Like book 4 is calling my name and I’m going to READ it.



Book Description:


His lifestyle. His rules.

Is she willing to risk her heart to play his game?

Guitarist Cole Hayes learned early that falling in love is the easiest way to lose. Determined never to go down that road, he sealed his heart off, numbing himself with erotic and sensual pleasures–with men and women alike. The rules were simple: group sex only and never one-on-one.

It’s all so simple until he meets Devon Bannister, the beautiful director shooting the documentary on his band. Suddenly, she’s all he can think about. Neither can deny the attraction and desire between them.
Although Devon is open to exploring Cole’s lifestyle, for the first time in his life, he finds himself reluctant to share.

How can he own all of her, if he’s only willing to give half of himself?

Editor: Vanessa Bridges

You say you don’t want it,  but I think you want to travel my Hershey highway 😂😂😂😂😩😩😩

#Eatme 😩😂😂😂 why do I find this mess funny


Kindle Edition, 217 pages
Published April 24th 2016
Edition Language: English

The Renegade Saints (#TwistofFate) book 2 by Ella Fox ♥️📗📱

But when she said ““Whaddya mean waz wrong with me? Waz wrong with you, Superman?” 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

Twist of Fate (Renegade Saints, #2)
by Ella Fox (Author)

The Renegade Saints (#TwistofFate) book 2 by Ella Fox

Book Review:


Twist of Fate ♥️ Two Hurting hearts Come As One (So Cute) she put her trust into Gavin.

This book was good as the first one. Couldn’t stop reading it once I started it. Didn’t take me love to finish it. If I had a guy like Gavin I’d be just like Leah lol. Shoot I heart ♥ him as much as Leah (lmao) awesome book can’t wait to read part 3 about Cole?

Also, it’s awesome that they went ahead with the adoption even though Leah is pregnant with a Wilde that’s so cute. I hope my adoption goes through like there’s did so I can get me my bundle of joy.

This book was definitely a twist of fate.




Book Description:

One night that changed everything. 

Leah Cooper was an absolute mess caught in a downward spiral until Gavin Wilde made a brief appearance in her life at a critical moment.

Years later a Twist of Fate brings them back together again.

Leah needs special loving care to bring her back to life and Gavin Wilde is just the man for the job.


Kindle Edition, 230 pages
Published June 15th 2014 by Ella Fox (first published June 15th 2013)
Edition Language: English

Get Inked: A Pucked Series and Clipped Wings Crossover Novella (Pucked) by Helena Hunting (Author)

Reading “Get Inked” this book is good.  I figured it was going to be good. I believe this book is still FREE! I wish I would’ve waited before I bought it lol. But oh we’ll it was worth the BUY! 

Get Inked: A Pucked Series and Clipped Wings Crossover Novella (Pucked)

by Helena Hunting (Author)
Book Review:

This book was too short. (sad face 😦 ) I wanted more. Glad I finish this book before the book about Lance comes out. I like this one even though it was really short. Hayden and Randy, I think they may be brothers. Got the same dad. Remember when in the other books it stated that Randy dad was cheating a lot on his mom and they finally broke up/divorced. It’ll be cool if they are actually brothers. I hope she makes a story about Darren and Jamie. Especially Darren + Charlene I want to know more about their relationships than Jamie but wouldn’t mind Jamie and Lisa but I want more on those too (Darren & Charlene).

Idk why I ( ❤ heart ❤ ) Darren and Hayden now lmao. I mean I like Randy and Lance ❤ lol now I like the other two guys. (I have to get the stories on (Chris + Sarah) and (Hayden + Tenley) because (Hayden) will be my book boyfriend) when I start on those books lol ❤ also, I do have the one book about Chris and Sarah. I will be reading that once I get the books about Hayden 😀


Get Inked: (A PUCKED Series & Clipped Wings Crossover)

Boook Description: 


When the itch for new ink takes over, NHL star Randy Ballistic commissions his trusted tattoo artist to design a new sleeve, and the rest of the PUCKED boys decide it’s time to commemorate their love of hockey with a team tattoo.

But it can’t just be about the boys—the PUCKED girls want in on the action, too. Ink cherries will be popped, cupcakes will be consumed, and the hazards and enhancements of boob bling will be pondered.

Worlds collide when the hockey boys pay a visit to Inked Armor, the renowned Chicago tattoo studio where master artists Hayden Stryker and Chris Zelter ply their trade. Don’t miss the resulting action and insights in this Pucked series and Clipped Wings crossover novella.

Kindle Edition, 164 pages
Published September 13th 2016 by Helena Hunting
ASIN: B01M047AF3
Edition Language: English

Dana’s Duo by Caitlyn Lynch (Author), Stephanie Savannah (Narrator) 📖

This book 📖 got me like OKAY! 💀💀💀💀💀💀💀 

Dana’s Duo

by Caitlyn Lynch (Author), Stephanie Savannah (Narrator)


Book Review:


Spoilers (ALERT)!! POSSIBLY!!

What in the pickled sausage. Is going on I had to blink more than twice like wait so Drew and Lex are gay and are dating? I had to do a double-take when Lex kissed Drew. I’m like wait a minute what just happened here? I didn’t see that one coming. I don’t know what type of book I’ve read LOL! I mean I’ve gone and read erotic books before but not two-man and women! I’ve gone about two women one man, and a bunch of men and one woman LMFAO. But still are Drew and Lex gay?

Let me see…… As I continue this story.
Maybe their not gay, just two best friends that like to share one woman together! Good book so far. I’m not for the anal sex at least this book didn’t make me cringe. I guess if I don’t think about it even though I see it happening through my eyes (lmao) I don’t pay it no mind. Bad enough, they kissed again, hmm maybe they’re both bisexual I’m still confused who knows.

But I wonder what Drew will think of Lex having mc nasty with Dana by himself. lol, but then she and Drew actually had mc nasty with her and I’m okay sir (with a laugh) smh.

Chapter 7, ha I knew that Drew and Lex were actually together but both like women. humph. Figures. Bisexual (my thoughts). and my mind telling me that Drew (the girl) in the relationship, and Lex (the guy) in the relationship. The way, the narrator talked as Drew, had me thinking this lol.
This book, is so intense even though it’s really short >.< When she mc nasty Lex in his office and then Drew in his office I’m like girl you coo-coo not hurting or sore yet? (I’m weak). Because Lex pops up in the middle of their situation. Dana’s Duo, is one Steamy, hot, MFM, erotic book, I was laughing at some parts) book good, though!)


Dana’s Duo

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Book Description: 

Dana’s been crushing on Drew Fischer for as long as she’s been working at his company. His gorgeous Head of Security, Lex Bradshaw, occupies no few of her dreams as well. But even in her wildest dreams, she never expected to be propositioned by both of them – together!

A novella-length audiobook containing lots of hot two-on-one action as Dana gets all her wildest fantasies fulfilled, and discovers some new kinks she never even knew she had.

Dana’s Duo

by Caitlyn Lynch (Author), Stephanie Savannah (Narrator)
Audible Audio
Published December 12th, 2016 by Wordwooze Publishing
Edition Language: English

💽🎛️ 📘 Reconstructed: Building a Hero: Book 1 (UNABRIDGED) by Tasha Black (Narrated) by Mason Lloyd👂 🎧 📱

As of right now, the audio book that I am listening to 👂 🎧 📱 📘 is Reconstructed: Building a Hero by Tasha Black. Mind you, the title reminds me of the moviehow to build a better boy” (  with that fine white boy on it. Lol, I believe to be on chapter  21 as of right now. 📘📱🎧👂☠️💽🎛️



Book Review:

Not sure what the book was really about even when I read the description lol. But my guess that it’s about the guy Westley being a hero and falling in love with Cordelia. Even though Wes is stubborn he learns to be nice to Cordelia and her siblings and save the kid Shawn from the bad guy (mind you I don’t even remember the guy name). It’s not even a bad thing cause I don’t care to remember lol. But end the end the book is actually good. I can’t wait to check out book two. This my first time hearing about this author and reading her book. I thought the book was about a man being some type of animal or maybe a guy with like armor body. But I guess Wes accident was similar to my guess.

P. S.

The (#title) reminds me of the #disney movie “How To Build a Better boy” (


Book Description: 


Reconstructed (Building a Hero #1)

by Tasha Black (Author), Mason Lloyd (Narrator)


4 hours and 57 minutes

Some heroes aren’t born… they’re built.

Westley Worthington has it all. Piles of money, good looks, a head for business, and a seemingly limitless supply of women who want to please him. And that’s just the way he likes it. Until a brush with death causes him to rethink his priorities, and consider someone besides himself for the first time in his privileged life.

Cordelia Cross has never had it easy. Her duty to her family has her working as an assistant to a man she hates just to pay her sister’s medical bills. When her arrogant boss alienates his last true friend, she finds herself promoted from schedule-managing coffee grabber to the newest member of West’s inner circle.

Tempers and passions ignite as the two start spending time together, until a shocking accident puts their newfound attraction on ice. When West is faced with the toughest trial of his life, Cordelia helps him realize that he has all the tools he needs to be a force for justice.

Together they must turn West into the hero no one ever thought he could be.

©2015 13th Story Press (P)2015 13th Story Press


  • Building a Hero: Book 1
  • Whispersync for Voice-enabled

Driving Me Crazy: Dirty Driving Stories: A Very Sexy Roadtrip Truck Driver Edition (The Very Sexy Series Book 1) by Lola Jamieson, Mikaela Pederson


Driving Me Crazy: Dirty Driving Stories: A Very Sexy Roadtrip Truck Driver Edition (The Very Sexy Series Book 1)



Book Review:

This book definitely delivered the hot and steamy. it Was Sensual sexy and steamy. The book was very erotic, didn’t know until It until I read it a good book, though.



Book Description:

Three Wild Stories. One desperate need for intimate relations with truck drivers on the job!

Scalding Hot Stories are right here for the taking in this juicy bundle of truck driver tales. Indulge your fantasies of being taken by a stranger on a long distance road trip. What will you get up to in the cab? How will it feel with men who don’t get to visit with a woman too much?

In these three short stories, you’ll find younger ladies and older men, discovering lust and pleasure in each other’s arms. You won’t be able to put this book down until the very last page has washed over your sizzling skin and left you breathless and spent.

Stories included for your pleasure:

The Truck Stop Special
Clean Me Up
One Hell Of A Ride

If these three hot driving stories leave you wanting more, be sure to get your hands on another volume in the Very Sexy series.

Warning: Strictly for over 18 audiences. This book contains graphic consensual sex between twenty-somethings and much older men, sex with strangers and lots of dirty talks. Do not purchase unless this is what you enjoy and expect to read.

Kindle Edition, 65 pages
Published July 19th, 2016 by Daring Online Adventures
Edition Language: English
 Other Editions: None found