TOP TEN EDUCATIONAL TERMS THAT SOUND LIKE THEY MEAN SOMETHING ELSE – Jargon that can be confusing to those outside the profession!
HANDS-ON EXPERIENCES (Mr. Shepard and his secretary had some hands-on experiences during the conference.)
EXHIBITION OF MASTERY (I hear that Sue Ellen exhibits mastery over Harold.)
HETERO GROUPING (Lord...what was going on at that club! There was hetero grouping in every corner!)
MANIPULATIVE (Well, I think that Robert was just being a little too manipulative!)
PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT (I can not believe that Rose gave her husband a performance assessment!)
CLUSTER (Those kids will cluster if you don't break them up!)
MANIPULATIVES (Well, I heard that Lisa and her husband went to THAT store and bought some manipulatives!)
PEER (That Wilson boy stays in the bathroom all day. I bet he is the biggest peer in the school.)
GIFTED AND TALENTED (I hear that Edith's husband is very gifted and talented... if you know what I mean!)
And the Number 1 most confusing educational jargon:
I was teaching metaphor and simile to 7th graders and gave an example about our classroom. I began by saying and writing on the board,
"The seventh grade class is a beautiful garden;
The girls are the beautiful flowers,
The boys are..."
I asked for the students' input. Several girls yelled out, "Weeds!!!!!!!!!!!!!" The whole class burst into a loud laughter...
I can’t help laughing whenever this comes to mind.
Hi there! My name is YENDOR and I live in Alabama, the land of good Looking women and high humidity.
I was a traveling piano picker for about 25 years, a radio jock and then backed into teaching. I taught sixth grade one year and then fifth gradefor twenty-seven years.
My hobbies are computer, collecting old radio shows from the 30's-50's, classic OLD TV shows, Asian horror movies, reading, collecting autographs, and music. My favorite singer/songwriter is Michelle Shocked. If you don't like her you don't like me. My favorite comedian is W.C. Fields. My favorite author is Mark Twain.
I play the piano, bass guitar and drums. I sometimes wish I had done that for a living.
I have a freakish sense of humor and rarely agree with anyone on anything. I love practical jokes and only play them on people I like... which is a short list.
I retired from teaching two years ago and don't miss it a bit. People come up to me all the time and say, "What do you DO all day?" I simply tell them that I retire.
If you are ever in northern Alabama, come by and see me. If you don't drink sweet tea you will be shot at the door. If you put a lemon in it you will be beaten but not shot... the first time.