Loved the feedback about my last entry, “At-Risk or At-Promise,” which tackled the issue of educational jargon. One reader said the switch from At-Risk to At-Promise was “just insane,” while another said the phrase was “worth preserving” because it sends a positive message.
So I wanted to keep the discussion going.
What jargon about student motivation do you think is simply ridiculous or sends the wrong message? On the other hand, is there some jargon you really like and believe is worth preserving?
A version of this news article first appeared in the Motivation Matters blog.