Surveillance, Positive Behavior Support, and Intrinsic Motivation

The surveillance + behaviorism in this video is creepy, creeping authoritarianism. Eject this from our schools. https://t.co/fwDGDN3IVf — Ryan Boren (@rboren) September 4, 2017 This video advocates surveillance and positive behavior support (PBS) behaviorism in schools. It has received a lot of criticism from educators. The video itself is only two and a half minutes, … Continue reading Surveillance, Positive Behavior Support, and Intrinsic Motivation

Person-first Language and Sarcastic Teachers and Behaviorists

I hear administrators, and behavioral professionals mandate person first language but freely mock students in front of peers and teachers. I am sick of it. Words matter. This is how a lot of teachers in both general education and special education classrooms “communicate” with their students. Snide remarks abound. Direct answers are not provided to … Continue reading Person-first Language and Sarcastic Teachers and Behaviorists