Link’n’Blogs – 3.25.16 – Should These 10 Educational Words Be Banished?


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There is an entire dictionary of words, idioms and catch phrases that teachers, administrators and parents use when discussing education. The educational field has its own jargon – a collection of terms vast and deep. Many of the words are perfectly fine and completely suited to the field. Some, however, are used in ways that help neither teacher nor student and, in this insightful piece by Peter DeWitt, an author, presenter and former public school principal, an argument is made to drop more these 10 from use. Good ideas here.

Should These 10 Educational Words Be Banished?

– Peter DeWitt