Educational Jargon Generator...No Comment

Ashley Thorne

We have begun a new category of postings for the NAS website: items we quote without comment from articles, books, websites, and other sources. Some of the items that will appear here strike us as so perfect of their kind that our comment would be superfluous.  Perfection, of course, comes in many varieties. We will report perfect inanity, perfect inflation of triviality to academic bombast, perfect pretension in the pursuit of shabby ends, and perfect sophistry, as well as the occasional perfect moments of lucidity and good argument. 

We won’t be commenting on these items (at least in words), but our readers may have something to add.

Today’s no-comment item comes from a website called ScienceGeek.net which is run by a high school science professor in California. It’s an Educational Jargon Generator:

Amaze Your Education Colleagues

This fine academic tool was designed to assist in the writing of reports, grant applications, and other documents related to public schools. I believe that it will be particularly useful for people involved in writing reports for WASC [Western Association of Schools and Colleges] accreditation. Amaze your colleagues with finely crafted phrases of educational nonsense!

The page gives a chart of three columns: verbs, adjectives, nouns. Each time you click “Generate Jargon,” you get a new combination, such as, “reinvent dynamic schemas,” “iterate impactful models,” or “revolutionize integrated strategies.”

Check it out.

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