7 Words That Educators Need to Stop Using

Here’s an even more succinct list, from Instructional Fluency blog, on words to banish from educators’ vocabulary and mindset:

  1. Cover
  2. Rigor
  3. Targets
  4. Differentiation
  5. Technology
  6. Homework
  7. Enrichment

I particularly like this blogger’s thoughts on “technology”:

Everything humans make to facilitate completing tasks is technology. Language is technology. Pencils and paper are very important technology. Perhaps if we train more teachers on how to use “technology,” they would understand the pedagogy that goes well with each digital tool. That’s what we’ll call it all, “tools.”


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