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Last Edited: July 25, 2018

EDUCATORS USE AN ARGOT, from a learners’ view, that fails to unlock the steps learners use while learning during instruction of lessons.

Argot consists of words and phrases that intentionally or unintentionally misdirects attention away from increasing learning promptly and sometimes dramatically, the primary reason education and schooling exist.

When strung together, argot of educators appears to form “word salads.”

We’ve revised a list of samples of the argot educators use. The list identifies vocabulary consistent with common descriptions of learning reported by experimental behavioral and social science researchers for over a century.

Argot directs attention away from such scientific descriptions and their potential consequences when used by educators.

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Robert Heiny
Robert W. Heiny, Ph.D. is a retired professor, social scientist, and business partner with previous academic appointments as a public school classroom teacher, senior faculty, or senior research member, and administrator. Appointments included at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Peabody College and the Kennedy Center now of Vanderbilt University; and Brandeis University. Dr. Heiny also served as Director of the Montana Center on Disabilities. His peer reviewed contributions to education include publication in The Encyclopedia of Education (1971), and in professional journals and conferences. He served s an expert reviewer of proposals to USOE, and on a team that wrote plans for 12 state-wide and multistate special education and preschools programs. He currently writes user guides for educators and learners as well as columns for TuxReports.com.