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It was the great American Writer E.B. White who said Omit needless words. Think about this as you read all the useless jargon now babbled about in reference to school lessons and Common Core State Standards.
It is time to revisit my list of weird education terminology. I have added some new words and phrases from Common Core, and I provide links to other lists.
Education jargon has always been confusing, but it is even more so today. I think education reformers, who often don’t know much about children and how they learn, try to impress with words and wordiness. Mostly, it looks odd. A lot of it also sounds like its purpose is to be confusing, or its intent is to get tough on students (and teachers and parents).
One of my favorite lists is the Educational Jargon Generator from the Science Geek. HERE.
Marilee Sprenger lists critical Common Core words. I find it interesting that without Common Core these words probably wouldn’t be critical. HERE.
Here is what’s called Source Coding from Marzo Research Laboratory which can be found online. Terms include acronyms. I wonder how many teachers have memorized the acronyms. Let me know if you have and I will send you a star to stick on your forehead.
- Dot Notation (These are the numbers and letters that align to the Common Core Standards like W.K.1; 6.NS.A.1; HSN-RN.A.1)
- Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement (BBK)
- Designing and Teaching Learning Goals and objectives (DTLGO)
- Mathematical Practice (MP)
- College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards (CCRA)
- Technology (Tech)
- Number (Num)
Here are the new words I added to my old list which can be found HERE. Some of these are familiar, but I am just now adding them.
- Across content areas
- College and Career Ready
- 21st Century
- Balanced literacy
- Targeted prescriptions
- Higher-order thinking skills
- Exit ticket
- Curriculum framework
- Differentiated instruction
- Snapshot data
- Math pedagogy
- Assessing student learning
- Student teaching design
- Using outcomes data
- Standards guidance
- anchor papers
- I can statements
If you have some strange education words to add let me know. Enjoy the day.