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

We don’t need your mindset marketing.

Autistic Special Interest and ADHD Hyperfocus crush learning curves. Both are powered by passion and intrinsic motivation. Without agency to pursue passion, these rockets can’t take off. We don’t need your mindset marketing. We don’t need your behavior mods. We don’t need your sticks and carrots. We don’t need your compliance cult. We need agency … Continue reading We don’t need your mindset marketing.