Whatever you want to call it, it works in our house!
On Saturday I picked up a Wii game from the Redbox while I was grocery shopping. I let the kids play it yesterday afternoon while Ben fished and I worked on laundry (and napped!).
Last night I told them that their school work would be sitting on the dining table (we're still finishing math, handwriting, and phonics) and that they couldn't touch the TV until it was finished.
I woke up this morning, came downstairs, and there they both sat working!! I couldn't believe my eyes!
So, does "motivation" work for your kids?