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To Jargon or not to Jargon

Contributed by Elisha Wood-Charlson

Jargon, as defined by Google, consists of “special words or expressions that are used by a particular profession or group and are difficult for others to understand.” So, you can imagine why jargon is a natural target for science communication training and workshops. 923 more words

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Collaborative teaching cycles: from scrutinising learning to understanding learning

I’m not really a big fan of the practice of book scrutiny.

What is book scrutiny?

Book scrutiny usually involves a head of department or key stage co-ordinator collecting a sample of students’ books from across the teachers of a year group and evaluating the quality of student progress against some form of rubric or checklist. 1,087 more words

Teaching And Learning


The five new hashtags that I chose to follow this week are: #education, #teaching, #edtech, #mathchat, and #STEM. I’m really excited about seeing what comes across #mathchat especially. 1,078 more words

Staff Goes to Work: Phired Up Fraternal Growth Summit

Our National Staff works very hard to stay on top of the latest trends and advancements in our respective areas of expertise. This includes attending conferences and seminars that keep us in the loop so we can better serve our Members. 426 more words


Delve into Kind Aesthetic

Long-time collaborators Sara Jones (MFA ’07) and Andrea Wenglowskyj (MFA ’07) met while in grad school at SMFA. Together, they’ve created Kind Aesthetic, a creative agency based in Brooklyn, NY:  102 more words

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4 Stages of the "First Job Out of College" Blues for Wander-Lusts and Eccentrics

It’s been less than two years since you graduated college. You have a degree and you are highly competent but. . . you HATE YOUR JOB… 581 more words