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BS Bingo - Education edition

After a long weekend of (important, but cliche-ridden) organizational planning, I've developed an educational version of the widely e-mailed "Bullshit Bingo" game.

First person at a meeting to hear these terms and complete a row, gets to yell "BULLSHIT."


I would welcome additional terms for the next version.

Oh, don't forget my guide to Bullshit Literacy.  

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Reader Comments (9)


September 10, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterLazygal


It takes a lot to make this thrity-something, gen-x, classroom teacher laugh out loud at the end of a long day. Real laughter, not just loling. THANK YOU!!!

September 10, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAmy S.

Come on Doug ... what about ELL, "bubble kids", second language learners, "NCLB is here to stay so ...", assessment, authentic assessment, self assessment, peer assessment, Mentoring, Walkthrough, I'd list more but I have to go to curriculum realignment meeting.
: )

September 10, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Crosby

I see someone has already added NCLB and authentic assessment. What about standards-based and student centered? One that I've heard repeatedly in SC the last 2 years is "Ruby Payne," achievement gap, literacy coach / literacy model, reform, data-driven, accountability, and the way over-used digital natives and digital immigrants. But I have to admit it's terminology like this that I have seen get the most bang for my bucks in grant writing. They LOVE the educational jargon.

September 10, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterCathy Nelson


BS Bingo 2.0 will include the term.



September 11, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterDoug Johnson

These are great, Brian. Thanks!


September 11, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterDoug Johnson

Hi Doug
I am usually on the same page as you. But I have to admit, while this is a very funny statement on the current jargon, as a library media specialist struggling to to support my students and staff on so many levels, I believe terms such as "collaborative" and "21st century skills" are still pretty important to our mission in schools.

September 11, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

Hi Shannon,

I agree about the importance. It's the overuse and fuzzy definitions that take important phrases and diminish them.

All the best and thanks for commenting!


September 11, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterDoug Johnson

Doug, this is perfect :-) In fact, I have been compiling some new terms recently myself (as we also go through organizational planning) and will now HAVEto create another version of this! to include the emerging terms that are coming across from the corporate environment to the education scene. Brilliant and a great touch of reality in our otherwise important daily work. Thanks for the laugh.

September 16, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJudy O'Connell

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