September at Stimpunks: Our Blogging, Our Reading, Our Giving

September was busy at StimpunksStimpunk combines “stimming” + “punk” to evoke open and proud stimming, resistance to neurotypicalization, and the DIY culture of punk, disabled, and neurodivergent communities. Instead of hiding our stims, we…. We made progress on setting up the foundation and the philanthropic LLC. We got a new logo. We helped launch Josephmooon’sContinue reading “September at Stimpunks: Our Blogging, Our Reading, Our Giving”

Additions to Our Philosophy on Equity, Learning, and Psychological Safety

Our Philosophy page lists• Progress in human understanding has become increasingly complex and overwhelming.• Checklists help prevent serious but easily avoidable mistakes.• Checklists should be as short as possible, include all essential steps… acquired phrases that we steer by. They are compasses and stars that align us on our mission. I added several phrases onContinue reading “Additions to Our Philosophy on Equity, Learning, and Psychological Safety”

Try Again: Mercy is Necessary to Learner Safety

“Retesting clearly works, so I give endless chances. If you’re willing to work, there’s always mercy. You can try again.” Craig B. Smith Craig invites students to learn without adding fear to a subject that already creates its own. He recognizes that students who are emotionally distressed—anxious, angry, or depressed—are cognitively impaired and don’t learnContinue reading “Try Again: Mercy is Necessary to Learner Safety”