Five Words and Phrases that Teachers Hear Differently (Rick Hess Straight Up)

This is the first of three guest blogs for Rick Hess Straight Up, a blog that discusses education policy, reform, and research. In this post, I offer a translation guide so that edu-decision makers can understand how phrases like, “Failure is not an option!” sound to people who work in schools where failure is, indeed an option (despite the “Failure is not an option!” poster hanging over the door of the front office).