Please Help Me Revise a Dictionary of Education Jargon

Here’s a call from Diane Ravitch, posted on her blog, for assistance in revising her lexicon of educational terms, Edspeak (a book used heavily here at Mark’s Text Terminal). If you have an educational term of art to contribute to this book, please click through and leave a comment on her post.

Diane Ravitch's blog

Ten years ago, ASCD published a book that I compiled about education jargon and buzzwords. It is called EdSpeak. 

Recently, I became aware that Nancy Bailey, a teacher-blogger, was collecting jargon and buzzwords, and I started thinking that EdSpeak needs to be updated. It predated Race to the Top and many new fads and innovations of the past decade.

I wrote on a post that I would love to help Nancy’s help in revising the book, and she responded offering to be co-editor.

ASCD has given us the go-ahead to revise the book with new buzzwords, jargon, phrases, and terminology that have grown up in the past decade.

Last time, when I compiled the glossary of education language and terminology, I spent months scouring EdWeek and other publications to pick up on the latest words.

This time, I am asking you to send me your favorite buzzwords, terminology, and jargon…

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