High School Edubabble

For maximum effectiveness, edubabble should be used with nonteacher parents, or politicians holding a high school level of education or less; see also, Edubabble-Characteristics, Name-Dropper, Questions in Interviews-Strategy One.

High School Edubabble

Relentless jargon, a distinctive workplace, and teen foibles make for a goldmine of satire in over 350 entries. The unending tsunami of education sloganeering highlights this humor-filled, quick-read glossary. Why would edubabblers favor listless descriptors when silver-tongued gibberish and fluffy acronyms can add mystique to any everyday term? There is no career like education and no workplace like a high school. The antics of zany teens, quirky teachers, preening principals, and hovering parents provide buckets of satirical fodder. Entries such as Crisis Junkies, Grad Hug, Principal’s Message, and Teacher Behavior at Meetings are but a few of the dozens of entries emphasizing high school as a unique workplace. Unlike previous generations, today’s educators face tech-addled youth who are drowning in a churning sea of information, much of it of dubious quality. A range of tech-oriented subjects is lampooned, including, Drones, Monks of the Digital Age, and Screen Addicts. High schools do not operate in a vacuum. It is difficult for teachers to set standards of truth-telling and respectful discourse in their students when such behavior appears to be absent from many of today’s leaders. This challenge is noted in such entries, among others, as, Anti-Educators, Journalism, and Weapons of Mass Distortion.

Edubabble

School location can have a positive or negative impact on property values. Elementary schools in close proximity are normally regarded as positive by the residents. Nearby middle and high schools are as well, as long as they are not too ...

Edubabble

“Nobody would believe this stuff .” This staff room refrain was usually in response to the verbiage or antics of children or teens, the nonsensical decisions of those in the education bureaucracy (including myself), or the fatuous comments that emanate from education professors or politicians trumpeting the need for change in public education. From Latin to Robotics, Politicians to Principals and Hot Dogs to Nourishment; from Football to Dances and Psychobabble to Counselors, the jargon that makes teaching such a special profession, and the shenanigans that make school such a unique workplace, are highlighted and lampooned. Edubabble — This form of educator communication involves the ridiculously fluffy words and silly sloganeering intended to obfuscate issues and confuse non-educators. Colleague reaction to edubabble is antithetical. Some teachers roll exasperated eyes and snort derisively while others nod deferentially to those proficient in its use; see Curriculum Coordinators, Expert, Inquiry-Based Learning, Leading Edge, Quest for Excellence, Robust, Visionary, Yappers (2). Teacher — This complex position requires the skills of a social worker, police officer, counselor, referee, warden, mother, father, professor, nurse, psychologist, recreation director, and babysitter. When not performing these tasks, the teacher is free to teach; see Altruism, Umpire, Undaunted, Volunteer Labor.

Dragons at the Schoolhouse Door

Books by Clyde Woolman EDUCATION Novels Dragons at the Schoolhouse Door: A Novel of Schooling – FriesenPress 2020 Hepting's Road: A Novel of Teaching – FriesenPress 2018 EDUCATION SATIRE SERIES High School Edubabble: A Teacher-Talk ...

Dragons at the Schoolhouse Door

Dealing with incompetent bureaucrats, a power-hungry parent, and a scheming superintendent aren’t the only hurdles facing second-year principal Steve Hepting. Fortunately, he has steadfast allies, including the academically-challenged school custodian, a feisty eco-activist teacher, and a counselor urging calm amidst the swirling brouhaha. A mysterious blueprint for a “Brave New World” of public education not only threatens Hepting’s school but the education system itself. The principal enlists the aid of a scandal-sniffing journalist as he and his colleagues grapple to uncover the truth. The comedic tale unfolds as the presence of an “Animal Hotel” on the deserted second floor unexpectedly complicates the implementation of the master plan and Hepting’s role in the entire affair.

Edubabble

Edubabble — This form of educator communication involves the ridiculously fluffy words and silly sloganeering intended to obfuscate issues and confuse non-educators. Colleague reaction to edubabble is antithetical.

Edubabble

“Nobody would believe this stuff .” This staff room refrain was usually in response to the verbiage or antics of children or teens, the nonsensical decisions of those in the education bureaucracy (including myself), or the fatuous comments that emanate from education professors or politicians trumpeting the need for change in public education. From Latin to Robotics, Politicians to Principals and Hot Dogs to Nourishment; from Football to Dances and Psychobabble to Counselors, the jargon that makes teaching such a special profession, and the shenanigans that make school such a unique workplace, are highlighted and lampooned. Edubabble — This form of educator communication involves the ridiculously fluffy words and silly sloganeering intended to obfuscate issues and confuse non-educators. Colleague reaction to edubabble is antithetical. Some teachers roll exasperated eyes and snort derisively while others nod deferentially to those proficient in its use; see Curriculum Coordinators, Expert, Inquiry-Based Learning, Leading Edge, Quest for Excellence, Robust, Visionary, Yappers (2). Teacher — This complex position requires the skills of a social worker, police officer, counselor, referee, warden, mother, father, professor, nurse, psychologist, recreation director, and babysitter. When not performing these tasks, the teacher is free to teach; see Altruism, Umpire, Undaunted, Volunteer Labor.

Our School

They come from rural Mexico, where schooling usually ends before high school. They don't understand the ABCs of the American education system, much less the edubabble that baffles even middle-class American-born parents.

Our School

Honest, engaging, and inspiring, Our School tells the story of Downtown College Prep, a public charter high school in San Jose that recruits underachieving students and promises to prepare them for four-year colleges and universities. The average student enters ninth grade with fifth-grade reading and math skills. Many have slid through school without doing homework. Some barely speak English. Tracking the innovative and pioneering program, award-winning journalist Joanne Jacobs follows the young principal who tries to shake the hand of every student each day, the dedicated teachers who inspire teens to break free from their histories of failure, and the immigrant parents who fight to protect their children from gangs. Capturing our hearts are the students who overcome tremendous odds: Roberto, who struggles to learn English; Larissa, a young mother; Pedro, who signals every mood change with a different hair cut; Selena, who's determined to use college as her escape from drudgery; the girls of the very short, never-say-die basketball team; and the Tech Challenge competitors. Some will give up on their dreams. Those who stick with the school will go on to college. This gritty yet hopeful book provides a new understanding of what makes a school work and how desire, pride, and community--ganas, orgullo, and communidad--can put students on track for success in life.

Hepting s Road

... a middle, and three high schools; and competed a six-year hiatus as a Superintendent (CEO), of a school district before reengaged neurons led him to voluntarily return to a school. A second book for teachers, Edubabble: A Glossary ...

Hepting s Road

From teaching disadvantaged adolescents to affluent elementary school children, and working with principals ranging from a supportive humanist to a data-nut despot, the second year of Steve Hepting's career is far from boring. Set in 2004, the timeless numbness of the education bureaucracy, the comedic antics of students in the classroom, and the foibles of teacher and support staff colleagues ring as true today as they did then. The life of a school comes alive with zest, pathos, and humor. Given the tortuous career road he has chosen, can Steve ever return to the much more sedate stock broker occupation he once enjoyed?

From Hope to Harris

... baked edubabble in the early 1990s . Ontario's schools were now to be organized conceptually ( as indeed they always had been in reality ) around the elementary school , grades 1 to 8 , and the secondary school , grades 9 to 12 .

From Hope to Harris

Are the sweeping changes to Ontario's education system introduced under the Harris government bad or wrong? Gidney places them in context, charting the major landmarks and debates that have washed over the educational landscape in Ontario from the 1950s.

Overcoming Dyslexia For Dummies

Transitioning: Transitioning is when your child moves from elementary to middle school or from middle to high school ... You'll at times feel worn out by pushing your child's case or having to listen to hours of edubabble as part of the ...

Overcoming Dyslexia For Dummies

Includes tips and strategies for kids, teens, and adults with dyslexia Understand what dyslexia is, assess schools and programs, and help your child succeed Does your child mix up d's and b's? Does he or she have trouble reading? If so, the cause may be dyslexia. But don't worry -- these days, there are many ways to overcome dyslexia. This hands-on guide leads you step by step through your options -- and explains how anyone with dyslexia can achieve success in school and life. Discover how to * Recognize the symptoms of dyslexia * Understand diagnostic test results * Set up an Individualized Education Program (IEP) * Work effectively with teachers * Improve your child?s reading skills

Dictatorship of Virtue

The Stillmans and their allies found that the school was guided by New Age “ edubabble , " as David called it , theories ... This , of course , was not the view of the teachers and administrators of Brookline High School or of the many ...

Dictatorship of Virtue

Explores abuses perpetrated in the name of multiculturalism, discussing battles over political values, school curricula, and censorship

The State of the System

Though society changed dramatically over the next twenty-five years, regular high schools and elementary schools remained sheltered and interchangeable, carrying out mandates and delivering a curriculum provided by ministries and ...

The State of the System

Over the last fifty years, Canada's public schools have been absorbed into a modern education system that functions much like Max Weber's infamous iron cage. Crying out for democratic school-level reform, the system is now a centralized, bureaucratic fortress that, every year, becomes softer on standards for students, less accessible to parents, further out of touch with communities, and surprisingly unresponsive to classroom teachers. Exploring the nature of the Canadian education order in all its dimensions, The State of the System explains how public schools came to be so bureaucratic, confronts the critical issues facing kindergarten to grade 12 public schools in all ten provinces, and addresses the need for systemic reform. Going beyond a diagnosis of the stresses, strains, and ills present in the system, Paul Bennett proposes a bold plan to re-engineer schools on a more human scale as the first step in truly reforming public education. In place of school consolidation and managerialism, one-size-fits-all uniformity, limited school choice, and the "success-for-all" curriculum, Bennett advocates for a new set of priorities: decentralize school governance, deprogram education ministries and school districts, listen to parents and teachers, and revitalize local education democracy. Tackling the thorny issues besetting contemporary school systems in Canada, The State of the System issues a clarion call for more responsive, engaged, and accountable public schools.

What s Wrong with Our Schools

Written by three experienced educators, this book provides readers with a direct window into public education. The language is straightforward, the case studies based on real events, and the research evidence clearly presented.

What s Wrong with Our Schools

What's Wrong with Our Schools and How We Can Fix Them examines the status of public education in North America and exposes many of the absurd instructional practices found in all-too-many schools. Written by three experienced educators, this book provides readers with a direct window into public education. The language is straightforward, the case studies based on real events, and the research evidence clearly presented. With chapter titles like, 'Subject Matter Matters,' 'A Pass Should be Earned,' and 'There is Too Much Edu-Babble,' the authors systematically demolish the ridiculous fads that have taken hold of public education. As unashamed apologists for the importance of knowledge and content in school curricula, the authors clearly show why the views of romantic progressives, like those of popular author Alfie Kohn, fail to stand up to rigorous scrutiny. A consistent focus on common sense permeates this book and provides parents, teachers, and administrators with practical ways in which they can help improve public education. Anyone interested in the future of public education will benefit from reading this book. For more information, visit www.fixingourschools.com.

Light of My Life

He doubted that Lolita would escape from Humbertian slavery within a school that was prim in fact. Beardsley would serve parental demand in this ... *We argue, though only from anecdotal evidence, that junior high 130 “Light of My Life”

  Light of My Life

Vladimir Nabokov, one of the 20th century’s greatest novelists, is particularly remembered for his masterpiece Lolita. The present work examines the enduring themes of Lolita and places the novel in its biographical, social, cultural and historical contexts. Of particular interest are questions of love in all of its manifestations, the central problem of time in the book, and memory as it is explored in fictional memoir or, in this case, the central protagonist’s “confession.”

International Handbook of Educational Change

Overwhelmed teachers yearn to escape the edubabble of conflicting and unworkable policy directives in the face of ... A few high profile corporate misfortunes-most notably the American company Education Alternatives, Inc. – suggest that ...

International Handbook of Educational Change

The International Handbook of Educational Change is a state of the art collection of the most important ideas and evidence of educational change. The book brings together some of the most influential thinkers and writers on educational change. It deals with issues like educational innovation, reform, restructuring, culture-building, inspection, school-review, and change management. It asks why some people resist change and what their resistance means. It looks at how men and women, older teachers and younger teachers, experience change differently. It looks at the positive aspects of change but does not hesitate to raise uncomfortable questions about many aspects of educational change either. It looks critically and controversially at the social, economic, cultural and political forces that are driving educational change. School leaders, system administration, teacher leaders, consultants, facilitators, educational researchers, staff developers and change agents of all kinds will find this book an indispensable resource for guiding them to both classic and cutting-edge understandings of educational change, no other work provides as comprehensive coverage of the field of educational change.

Key Issues in Secondary Education

... J. 128 Downing, C. L. 43 drug education Circular 4/95 Drug Prevention and Schools 184 Drug Action Teams 183, 188, 189 Drug Education and Schools 184 Drug Education: Curriculum Guidance for Schools 184 drug use and risk 182-3 ...

Key Issues in Secondary Education

Praise for First Edition: "'Key Issues in Secondary Education" addresses crucial cross-curricular issues which are central to secondary schooling in the new millennium. We are confident that this book will make a major contribution to the understanding of new teachers as they grapple with issues that go beyond subject boundaries and as they explore the fundamental issues which affect schools and young people today."- Donald McIntyre and Mike YoungerThis eagerly awaited second edition has been fully up-dated and revised with new chapters on the nature and measurement of intelligence and issues of race and racism in school and society. Other chapters addressing the rapidly changing world of educational policy and innovation have been substantially rewritten to take account of recent developments and current debates. All contributors write clearly and accessibly, without over-simplifying the complexity of the issues or the value they pose.

The Principles of Educational Leadership Management

Tony Bush, Les Bell, David Middlewood. Social circumstances such as those discussed above seem to have triggered a perceived need among educational administrators to reacquaint themselves with basic ethical principles and the purposes ...

The Principles of Educational Leadership   Management

Fully revised and thoroughly updated, this second edition of this classic book brings together many leading international authors on educational leadership, with brand new chapters from leaders in the field Ken Leithwood, Paul Begley, Allan Walker and Alma Harris. Providing an overview of essential topics within the field, this book adopts an international perspective and offers conceptual and empirical insights into: - Moral and ethical leadership - Distributed leadership - Developing leaders - Leadership for learning - Building and leading learning cultures - Managing human and financial resources - Leadership for diversity - Leadership, partnerships and community - Professionalism and professional development The book is for scholars, researchers and postgraduate students in educational leadership, management and administration, as well as for senior leaders in education and those taking professional leadership qualifications.

A Guide to Managing and Leading School Operations

When pressed, these same principals resort to the gated discourses of educational leadership, which can sometimes sound like ... Be honest when some people begin to feel inadequate as they hold themselves up to such a high standard.

A Guide to Managing and Leading School Operations

This book fills a gap in the training of educational leaders by orienting them to the vitally important business operations required to run a school including personnel, finances, and risk.

Irish and British Reflections on Catholic Education

Foundations, Identity, Leadership Issues and Religious Education in Catholic Schools Sean Whittle ... Catholic edubabble, I want to draw attention to other facets of the inter-relationship between theological language and large swathes ...

Irish and British Reflections on Catholic Education


Dumbing Down

Outcomes-based and politically correct – the impact of the Culture Wars on our schools Dr Kevin Donnelly ... and firstyear undergraduates,after 12 yearsof primary andsecondary school, who need remedial courses in essay writing and basic ...

Dumbing Down

The late 1960s and early 1970s weren’t only about Woodstock, flower power and Vietnam moratoriums: at the same time that feminism, multiculturalism and victim politics emerged, the ‘cultural warriors’ of the left decided that the quickest way to change society was to take the long march through the education system. The result of these ‘culture wars’? Competition and rewarding merit is replaced by the notion that everyone succeeds; black armband history teaches students to feel guilty about the past; and the 3 Rs are re-badged as ‘reconciliation, the republic and refugees’. Out the window go classic subjects and tried-and-tested teaching methods and in come ‘outcomes-based education’, ‘whole language’, ‘fuzzy maths’ and an English syllabus which puts Big Brother and Australian Idol on the same stage as Shakespeare. Ultimately, our kids are short-changed and have little opportunity to study history or literature in a systematic or balanced way. And while the truancy rate soars, academic standards plummet.Dumbing Down provides a blueprint for the future: acclaimed education expert Dr Kevin Donnelly outlines a system based on a liberal/humanist approach, where the focus is on education, not indoctrination and where students are taught to think independently. Shocking and enlightening, Dumbing Down is essential reading for anyone concerned about how we can strengthen our education system and safeguard the nation’s future.

Business Week

To qualify for assault the plan from the opposite new federal funds , schools would direction . Because of the budget have to tell Washington how they crunch , the Administration is prowould boost high school graduation posing only ...

Business Week


Jesuit Education at the Crossroads

Discussions on Contemporary Jesuit Primary and Secondary Schools in North and Latin America Juan Cristóbal Garcia-Huidobro. In a review of U.S. Catholic schools, however, O'Keefe and O'Connor (2014) report no evidence of a Catholic ...

Jesuit Education at the Crossroads

The book tackles the lack of research on contemporary Jesuit primary and secondary schools in North and Latin America by bringing together the studies available and adding commentaries by well-known education experts. As a whole, the book pictures a tradition that is living a historical moment, akin to a crossroads.