Tip #614: Backronyms

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“Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning.” Maya Angelou

I wanted what I thought was an acronym that would make the six steps in my Laurel Lesson Design process easier to remember. So I began with the word LESSON and came up with meanings for each letter:

L ook into the learning needs

E stablish the learning goals

S elect the learning objectives

S et the agenda for the learning program

O utline the learning activities

N ote how to evaluate if the learning needs are met

However, without knowing it, I was actually creating a “backronym,” not an acronym.

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