Kids

This is a Twitter dialogue I tried to reconstruct -as I best could- following Clay Burell's posts and replies from his homepage. Clay reflects on the use of the word kids, its implications and, perhaps, the need for a new term. An inspiring conversation.
Clay suggests a search for "infantilization" in his blog, which can be found here.

Date: 16th December 2007.
To be read in reverse chronological order.

Claudia Ceraso
Claudia Ceraso

fceblog @cburell Inspiring thoughts around the 'kid' word. @shareski Agree. I'd like to see a post to kick off the conversation. 8 minutes ago from web in reply to cburell
elizabeth helfant
elizabeth helfant

ehelfant @ssedro @cburell - I get to teach w/them in all disciplines.do as much curricular revision as tech, hard to revise and not use tech now.fun! about 1 hour ago from web in reply to ssedro
elizabeth helfant
elizabeth helfant

ehelfant @ssedro @cburell I don't teach chem anymore, just do full time teacher/curriculum support and the work load is >>er than full time ... ... about 1 hour ago from web in reply to ssedro
Silvia
Silvia

langwitches New remix of K-12 student vision. http://tinyurl.com/2axfnr Thinking of doing sth w/my kids about 10 hours ago
Derrall Garrison
Derrall Garrison

derrallg @cburell yes but there is also a cross over of meaning http://tinyurl.com/ypxngc about 10 hours ago from twitterrific in reply to cburell
Clay Burell
Clay Burell

cburell @derrallg hm, i thought that was kid leather? about 10 hours ago from TwitBin in reply to derrallg
Derrall Garrison
Derrall Garrison

derrallg @cburell yes, but there is also an aspect of the word "kid gloves" that is protective and makes us preventative and proactive PPP :) about 10 hours ago from twitterrific in reply to cburell
Clay Burell
Clay Burell

cburell so why label an age-group with it? just stuffs our ears against them. "just kids"? about 11 hours ago from TwitBin
Clay Burell
Clay Burell

cburell @ehelfant so if we're all kids sometimes, it's not an age category about 11 hours ago from TwitBin
jethrojones
jethrojones

jethrojones @cburell The name for kids. They are the future, after all. about 11 hours ago from twitterrific in reply to cburell
Clay Burell
Clay Burell

cburell @jethrojones hi jj - how about future what? about 11 hours ago from TwitBin in reply to jethrojones
Clay Burell
Clay Burell

cburell @shareski i'm just burned out right now. don't have the energy for a heavy post. search "infantilization" on BS. a summer theme nobody read about 11 hours ago from TwitBin in reply to shareski
jethrojones
jethrojones

jethrojones @cburell How about future about 11 hours ago from twitterrific in reply to cburell
Clay Burell
Clay Burell

cburell @betchaboy search "infantilization" on my blog and you'll see a series of posts about this, actually about 11 hours ago from TwitBin in reply to betchaboy
Clay Burell
Clay Burell

cburell @shareski i'll have to write that post, i guess. is my status as high school teacher (14-18 y-o) relevant here? probably. younger are kids. about 11 hours ago from TwitBin in reply to shareski
Chris Betcher
Chris Betcher

betchaboy @cburell interesting... i'd not really thought about it... like @shareski said, can you write a blog on it? about 11 hours ago from twitterrific in reply to cburell
Chris Betcher
Chris Betcher

betchaboy @cburell Clay, why do you find the term "kids" patronising? I must admit I tend to use it alot and mean it in an endearing way. about 11 hours ago from twitterrific in reply to cburell
Dean Shareski
Dean Shareski

shareski @cburell....I commented that you should write your own post about the "kid" thing...I'd never really thought about it before. Enlighten us. about 11 hours ago from web in reply to cburell
Clay Burell
Clay Burell

cburell @njtechteacher wasn't aimed at you, sorry! seeing it all over the net: jakes, draper in one day. yeah, playing with a 70s Who song, but stil about 11 hours ago from TwitBin in reply to njtechteacher
JackieB
JackieB

JackieB @cburell - Thanks. about 11 hours ago from twitterrific in reply to cburell
Clay Burell
Clay Burell

cburell cuz let's face it: lots of adults are juvenile, stupid, immature, and so forth too. it's not a function of age. about 12 hours ago from TwitBin
Clay Burell
Clay Burell

cburell that's respectful, not patronizing or condescending. about 12 hours ago from TwitBin
Clay Burell
Clay Burell

cburell @JackieB how about "young people"? "youth"? young adults? libraries seem to get it with "young adult literature". about 12 hours ago from TwitBin in reply to JackieB
Clay Burell
Clay Burell

cburell @JackieB "learner" is fay and schooly, but at least implies no need for teacher, and ability. about 12 hours ago from TwitBin in reply to JackieB
JackieB
JackieB

JackieB @cburell - Out of curiosity, what term would you use? about 12 hours ago from twitterrific in reply to cburell
Clay Burell
Clay Burell

cburell and "children" on all these condescending posts. i get the allusion to the Who, but still. ten bucks for a respectful label for the young about 12 hours ago from TwitBin
Clay Burell
Clay Burell

cburell i'm tiring of the labels "kids about 12 hours ago from TwitBin