Beware the Jargoneers

10258372_339346602936052_2804938151728144356_oAlfie Kohn talked about the dangers of jargon last night and why he attempts to avoid using it at all costs.

He was intense and sharply hilarious , jumping on and off the stage….engaging the audience in questions. I was smitten.

What do I think? Jargon gobbledygook is spoken by folks who have no deep understanding of children, teachers or theory–(but they passed the short answer tests)

Piaget has written that @ 80% of people have not had the benefit of growing past the stage of concrete operations.

(I have often thought that this could be the case…  and how cool is that? ..to stumble on his notes  and find our conclusions are pretty darn similar?)

That’s how the jargoneers confuse us. Cause we often give them the benefit of the doubt.

Stop doing that.

Question.

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Educator, musician, social justice activist...and now a blogger. Children deserve unflinching support from adults.....they deserve nothing less. All kids . Everybody's kids. Everywhere.
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