There's something about professional jargon...
It might be the cool factor. It might be the perception of smarts.
Whatever it is there's no denying we like buzzwords.
Buzzwords exist in every profession. They create movements. They attract following.
Educators and education policy makers are keen on buzzwords too.
The education buzzwords provide inspiration, stir up arguments, and remind of mandates.
They represent the clash of the traditional and the unconventional.
We get behind some and roll our eyes when others are brought up.
But no matter how we feel they exist to explain and to obscure.
Below is my attempt to display and explain (or obscure) the more pervasive 50 while having a bit of fun and doing it all in 6 words or fewer. Check it out!
There you go. These are my interpretations. If you wholeheartedly disagree with some I get it.
Life is full of surprises. And buzzwords. So I won't tell you to buzz off.
Buzz on my friend. Buzz on.