Linda Cliatt-Wayman: How to fix a broken school? Lead fearlessly, love hard

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


To tease someone is to tease them in a playful way. You might tease them by calling them names or making fun of them.

  • They were teased mercilessly by their classmates, and it made them very angry.
  • She teased him by calling him names and making fun of his clothes.

When you say that someone has a lightbulb moment, you mean that they suddenly understand a complicated idea or situation in a very simple way.

  • He had a lightbulb moment when he realized that he could use the computer to his advantage.
  • After the lightbulb moment, she started to understand the concepts better.

A dumpster is a large, open container that people use to throw away their garbage. It's usually located near a building or in a parking lot.

  • The city is going to start using dumpsters to recycle the garbage instead of sending it to the landfill.
  • The company is going to start using dumpsters to throw away their old products.

To reallocate is to change the way that something is used or used in. When you reallocate resources, you decide which tasks or projects should receive more attention.

  • The company is reallocating its resources to focus on new markets.
  • The city is reallocating its resources to improve the quality of life for its citizens.

A schoolwide policy is a policy that is enforced by the school as a whole. This means that it is not specific to any one group or classroom.

  • The schoolwide policy is that students must wear uniforms.
  • The schoolwide policy is that students must attend school every day.

The lunchroom is a room in a school or office where students and employees can eat their lunch. It usually has tables and chairs, and there is usually a refrigerator and a microwave.

  • The lunchroom is usually open from 12pm to 2pm.
  • The lunchroom is usually very crowded, because it's the busiest time of day.

Teachable means that someone is able to be taught or taught how to do something. It can also refer to something that is able to be learned or understood.

  • The dog is teachable, which is why she is so good at obedience training.
  • The plant is teachable, which is why it can be taught to grow in a certain way.

When something is undivided, it is completely united. This means that there is no division or separation between the parts of the thing.

  • The country was undivided at the time of the war.
  • The cat is undivided, which is why it can't swim.

Unwavering means that someone is not afraid or afraid of change. They are not likely to change their mind or to back down in the face of opposition.

  • He was unflinching in his belief that he was right.
  • She was unflinching in her willingness to fight for her cause.