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Every BIG word has a little word that means the same thing.

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Author/Source: Karl Bastian

Topic: Kidology Theorem #43

Kidology Theorem #43 - Do you have hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia?



Do you have hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia?

If that word caused you any stress or discomfort, then you might, since that word means “a fear of big words.”


Perhaps kids don’t have hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia, but when we use big words in our teaching, there is a momentary disconnect because in that moment, their concentration is broken as they are forced to try and figure out what we mean from the context of what we are saying.

Don’t get me wrong, I love BIG words! I’m actually a bit of a collector of big words!



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