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Words I Hate

There are certain words I hate.  They don't seem to be important for homeschooling.  Although I know it can be useful for some people, many of these words have their roots in public schools.


rubric
literary analysis
umbrella organization
accountability
benchmark
credential
inclusive
norm or normative
socialization
alternative education
accreditation
parent-partnership
certified
approved

In fact, to me some words just scream "Certified teacher!  Lookout!"  Some things are useful - even important - with public school children or in a brick and mortar school.  That doesn't mean they are words that are important for homeschoolers, or in your homeschool.

What words do YOU hate?


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Comments 5

Guest - Lee (website) on Friday, 21 September 2012 07:59

Here is my previous article about literary analysis and how much it stressed me out: http://www.thehomescholar.com/blog/i-hate-literary-analysis-part-4/322/.
Blessings,
Lee

Here is my previous article about literary analysis and how much it stressed me out: http://www.thehomescholar.com/blog/i-hate-literary-analysis-part-4/322/. Blessings, Lee
Guest - Homeschool Mom on Friday, 21 September 2012 07:33

Thanks for this post. I understand why you don't like those words, but would please explain to me why you don't like the words literary analysis?

Thanks so much!

Thanks for this post. I understand why you don't like those words, but would please explain to me why you don't like the words literary analysis? Thanks so much!
Guest - Rebecca on Thursday, 20 September 2012 20:48

WHITEBOARD (as if they're the end-all, be-all)
TECHNOLOGY(see above)
emergent literacy (it's called Learning to READ)
MULIPLE INTELLIGENCES(poor Howard Gardner being taken completely out of context...)
DIVERSITY(it really means nothing anymore)
TEACH TO THE TEST (as if the info on the test isn't worth knowing?)
Anything else that is edubabble designed to be a catchy phrase which alienates yet impresses....Hmph.

WHITEBOARD (as if they're the end-all, be-all) TECHNOLOGY(see above) emergent literacy (it's called Learning to READ) MULIPLE INTELLIGENCES(poor Howard Gardner being taken completely out of context...) DIVERSITY(it really means nothing anymore) TEACH TO THE TEST (as if the info on the test isn't worth knowing?) Anything else that is edubabble designed to be a catchy phrase which alienates yet impresses....Hmph.
Guest - Laura Stein on Thursday, 20 September 2012 20:08

"Behind," as in "my child is behind in math." I hate when I hear things like that. "Behind" whom?, I always ask.

"Behind," as in "my child is behind in math." I hate when I hear things like that. "Behind" whom?, I always ask.
Guest - J W on Thursday, 20 September 2012 19:43

"Normal" and "socialization." Don't even get me started...

"Normal" and "socialization." Don't even get me started...
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