During my first month on Twitter I got to see Diane Ravitch speak. While some of that was less than riveting, one of the things she said was, “We do things to students we would never do to children.”
Since that day I have tried to avoid calling kids students, but until recently I hadn’t found another word to use that signifies kids in school.
I have decided that there is value in the way we use language and so my kids are going to be Learners. When I refer to our learning space and the kids (and their Teacher) inside, will be the learners.