07 April 2006

A Rose By Any Other Name

I know that many of us in the edusphere have expressed some frustration with all of the "educationese" that's out there. But there is one term that makes me giggle: intervention.

I first saw this term last year when the Scope and Sequence group I was working with was looking for some information on remediation. Apparently, the new way to talk about remediation is to say that you're doing an intervention. My group had a great time with this term. It conjured up a picture where a kid wakes up...and all of his/her science teachers are sitting in the room. Personally, I think that would make for a great intervention.

The program I'm organizing this summer for 10th (soon to be 11th) grade students who barely missed meeting the standard in math, reading, or writing is being referred to as a "WASL Intervention." I can't believe I'm going to be an intervention specialist for a few weeks. So much for remediation, eh?

1 comment:

graycie said...

A few years ago, an the midst of an intensive grammar unit, a bright young man raised his hand and said, "ms. g, you need a grammar intervention." He went on to tell me that he had booked me one. In Alaska.

You reminded me of that day. Thanks.