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  1. Sep 2019
    1. If you choose, you can even let students earn tokens by submitting satisfactory work early, successfully completing additional assignments or doing whatever you’d like to reward.

      Behaviorism. Simply base behaviorism. Plus, not much thought for the intersection of privilege and academic expectations. How about students who have less time to devote to coursework due to financial pressures? All of a sudden, your grading scheme replicates larger inequities.

      The uncritical use of phrasing like, "or doing whatever you'd like to reward," also grates on me terribly. Students as objects to be acted upon by professor-as-knower.

    2. increases student motivation

      Single dimension conception of motivation...

  2. Dec 2015
    1. Somewhere, early in our conversations, I told you that you have to be willing to stand at the point where you know nothing, because that is what allows you to become aware of Something. You are beginning to sit down and begin our conversations as though you have a pretty good idea of what’s going to come about. This is going to begin to get in the way. The meditation exercises that we have been doing have been partly for the purpose of helping you get to the point where you can see, from an experiential standpoint, that when you let go of everything, infinity has an opportunity to appear. You, yourself, have begun to find, when a subject is difficult for you to deal with, that if you will do a meditation, it removes the resistance and allows the communication to unfold smoothly. I would like you to stop forming preconceptions in the first place. Paul, we are talking about becoming the Door. The image you have in your mind of the Door is, indeed, accurate. It is a doorway, and there isn’t a single door attached to it. And yet, you have begun to come to these conversations ready to close a door—that shouldn’t even be there in the first place—if what you are hearing can’t be quickly classified, judged, and decided upon before you get the first word out of your mouth.

      SDT = "Simply do this..." from ACIM Lesson 189. It's the act of releasing all beliefs and opening to deeper truth.