Management buzzwords are like cotton candy, which tastes good for a second and then evaporates. – Stephen Covey
We use buzzwords all the time in education. We use them talking with each other and – even worse – we use them when talking with parents, students, and the community.
Education buzz words and acronyms are like alphabet soup. Too often non-educators simply shake their heads and agree – often not even knowing what we are talking about. Our goal isn’t to sound smarter or talk over anyone – our mission is to actively engage . . . to embrace, empower, and inspire. This isn’t achieved by using the buzzword of the day.
So, be intentional and purposeful in your communication. Understand that LMS, ELL, and even Growth Mindset are not known in the general public. To most parents, Carol Dweck could be a fictional character in the latest J.K. Rowing book.
Be intentional, purposeful, and skillful in your communications . . . the purpose is to engage those with whom we interact.