The ways we talk about learning:
RIGOR: (from dictionary.com)
1. strictness, severity, or harshness, as in dealing with people.2.the full or extreme severity of laws, rules, etc.3.severity of living conditions; hardship; austerity: the rigor of wartime existence.4.a severe or harsh act, circumstance, etc.5.scrupulous or inflexible accuracy or adherence: the logical rigor of mathematics.
LOL--"I'm a funeral director, and I don't like that word either." From a board member.
PLAY: New Culture of learning
Everything is changing. Allowing teachers to "play" with new technologies and ideas. Administrator didn't like word play. Used exploration, but does't capture serendipity and joy of "play."
When talking about education, ask people to be clear about what they mean.