I just was reminded of 1 that I survived a few years. It was " Fidelity to the program." It was a scripted program and everyone was supposed to follow it word for word. I felt like a robot for awhile. Then I tweaked it to where I could cope for a few years until it went away. Almost everyone chanted those words even though I knew they were not following it exactly. ( I couldn't bring myself to ever say it. The saying reminded me of brainwashed zombies.) In counseling, many say that they are eclectic. They don't pigeon hole themselves to 1 philosophy, but take the things that work for them from what they learn over the years. More schools should give teachers the freedom to choose what works best for them. There were a couple of things from the scripted program that I continued to do after it was gone because they worked. Since not all kids learn the same way, why do districts buy recycled programs and insist everyone use them with fidelity? Those are words I never care to hear chanted again.