How, if in any way, would your classroom, school and/or district be different if the word “students” were replaced with the word “learners“?
In The School for Quality Learning: Managing the School and Classroom the Deming Way (1993), Crawford, Bodine and Hoglund consistently referred to the learners in the school. From a Choice Theory® perceptions point of view, it seems that the word would help more adults and children focus more on the purpose of school being learning and less on grades and credits. I started using learners a little more in the fall, but plan to commit to regular use in 2016!
Your thoughts and comments are welcomed!