Throughout my fifteen plus years as an educator, and especially the last five as a connected educator, I have heard people criticize or question others for using buzzwords. Quite frankly I never understood why people need to do this. Last I checked people have the freedom to say what they want, when they want, and how they want. If educators are committed to taking risks and evolving over time, then they should be allowed to use whatever words, phrases, paragraphs, etc they want. In fact, I don't even think of buzzwords as buzzwords. Rather, I think of them as what they are, words and phrases pertaining to the tremendous things going on in our classrooms, schools, and districts.
Here are a list of what some refer to as buzzwords or buzzphrases that I love to utilize. To me they are best practices and healthy steps forward in the educational world. Feel free to keep using these words...
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