Day 67 (of 189) prethink of #bcedchat December 8 7pm on putting the I in IEP
Acronyms. In education they are brutal. I keep catching myself making references to terms and names that I feel are universal that my wife often reminds me are not. And even when used, do the acronyms mean what they really should?
My most recent rant is on the use of PTSD – typically POST- traumatic stress disorder, but the more I read see and work with PTSD, the more I see it as PERSONALIZED traumatic stress disorder as so often it is never fully “post” the trauma and there is no one “fix” to it either – and what one sees as a trauma others may not…and then ice versa of course.
So I wonder about the I in IEP…. officially an Individualized Education Plan – setting the education plan for specific individuals (and as I push my own thinking on personalized learning journeys, isn’t everyone kinda on an IEP? But also, perhaps that I can mean a little bit more…or different(iated) for the individuals….
Inclusive? How to bring those that traditionally were segregated into the “mainstream” (and that terms make me cringe more and more each year – a good thing I think)
Improved? Making things better
Informative? There are things the education team always needs to know to help make things better
Inquiry? Looking for more questions that come from each new answer
Instructional? Sharing strategies to help in the lessening?
Integrative? Making the pieces fit?
Intrinsic? Shifting the learning from extrinsic motivation to internal motivation
More likely to be added!