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Re: acronyms


From: Sharon Henneborn (heneborn_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Apr 29 2004 - 13:08:38 PDT

I remember getting excited that we were going to learn something new
and useful. All it was was a new name for same old stuff.

On Thursday, April 29, 2004, at 04:26 PM, Woody Duncan wrote:

> Yes, Administrators seem to love acronyms. I once started a
> presentation with a slide showing all the new acronyms/techniques,
> etc. that I was suppose to be familiar with. I truly believe teachers
> are thrown way too many reforms/changes etc. and that they get in the
> way of real teaching and learning. We began our
> inservices with several new acronyms each week. We would look puzzled
> at each other when ask if we remembered what last weeks acronyms stood
> for as if it was really important. If we are going to burn the
> midnight oil on stuff, let it be new content or new ways to make old
> content meaningful.
> Woody in KC

> Ann Heineman wrote: Not acronymish, but here goes from me---
>> ART is a FUNctional PLAYground! Ann-on-y-mouse in
>> Columbus Art teacher, K-5, retired

>> Andy DiConti has put out the challenge to come up with a good acronym
>> for the kind of learning that goes on
>>> in art.