If you don’t subscribe to Seth Godin‘s blog, you should. One of his very short posts this week, The pleasant reassurance of new words, really hit home:
It’s a lot easier for an organization to adopt new words than it is to actually change anything.
Real change is uncomfortable. If it’s not feeling that way, you’ve probably just adopted new words.
I have to admit, the “21st century skills” and “personalized learning” conversations are not really feeling very uncomfortable yet.