Vocabulary that Won’t Be on the Test: : Some Potentially Useful Professional Lingo
May 26, 2022
May 26, 2022
Here are a few words that you may find useful and may want to make part of your professional lingo, courtesy of GCFL.net:
Bookstache: The facial hair added by students to every portrait in the American history textbook.
Colate: Two students who arrive tardy to class at the same time.
Corroborative learning: When all the students in a class agree to stick to the same excuse for why their work is not done.
Digital disorganizers: Fascinating electronic organizers that distract students from paying attention to assignments, instructions, and due dates.
Erasivot: The divot that you get in your paper if you erase too hard.
Handoubt: To wonder if the students even looked at the important papers you just passed out to them.
Hydropendent: Student who requests permission to get a drink of water every 10 minutes.
Interconversations: The office conversations you overhear when someone forgets to turn off the intercom after an announcement.
McDone: Students unable to participate in the afternoon’s learning activities because they consumed large amounts of fast food for lunch.
Meview: A class review of material in which the only one really reviewing is the teacher.
Multiple unintelligences: A variety of ways of not knowing something. Includes, but is not limited to: resistive unintelligence, disinterested unintelligence, distracted unintelligence, unconscious unintelligence, and absent unintelligence.
Plausea: The queasy feeling a teacher gets while trying to figure out if a student’s excuse is believable or not.
Powerpointless: A wonderfully executed, high tech presentation completely devoid of meaningful content.
Repedementia: Repeatedly telling the same joke to the same class because you can’t remember which of your classes you’ve told it to.
Seatables: The little pieces of school lunch that hide on the seats of school lunchroom chairs waiting to adhere to the next unsuspecting sitter.
Signotsure: The signature that comes back on a midterm report that looks more like the student’s than the parent’s.
Strobed: The feeling you have after spending all day in a classroom with florescent lights that do that flicker thing.
Teacherscreen: The student who stands in front of you to purposefully block your view of the rest of the class as he asks you a question.
Telesubbies: Substitute teachers who only show videos.
Torigami: Assignment papers folded and unfolded so many times that they are turned in as sixteen separate pieces.
Vistamized: A student so fascinated with the view from the classroom window that he has completely lost touch with what’s going on inside the classroom.
Wired classroom: Any classroom in which the teacher has had more than five cups of coffee and each student has had more than two cans of Mountain Dew.