Saturday, June 04, 2005

I'll Take Buzzwords For 1000, Alex

I received the following email at my school account this past week. It's so chock full of buzzwords that I thought I'd post it here purely for its camp value. I wonder how dated it will sound in about 5 years, when all the buzzwords are different.

Maybe we could make a game out of finding as many as we can! One biggie I haven't found is "stakeholder".

Dr. T. Roger Taylor

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Differentiating the Curriculum:
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Phyllis S said...

As a (pretty successful) grantwriter, it still took me about a year on this job to get the hang of 'education argot'. That announcement is typical of so much crap that passes over my desk. "AHA! Model" indeed. The aha is that this guy has tapped into to magic world of unending 'staff development' dollars.

Anonymous said...

If that is the same "AHA model" that I'm thinking of then I already hate them. Course maybe it's just that whole lack of sleep thing again. It has been known to make me more hostile.