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The Things I Wished I Learned in School


Despite the years we spend in school, there are plenty of us who are ill-equipped for adulthood. Just watch the bill come at the end of a group dinner and you’ll see well-educated adults struggling with what should be simple math. There are several topics that are crucial to surviving in the “real world,” but aren’t taught in school. Let’s ...

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Incorporating Real-World Lessons into the Classroom

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Incorporating real world lessons into the classroom helps students connect what they’re learning to “real life” and introduces them to skills they’ll need as adults. This practice can take two approaches: With each lesson plan you can explain how the principle is used in everyday life You can create lesson plans specifically around real life skills related to the subject ...

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Introduction to the Lewis Dot Structures

Lewis Dot Structures

  It may look like the periodic table is coming down with the chicken pox, but Lewis Dot Structures are a core part of chemistry. They bring together several important concepts about how atoms and molecules work and help you visualize important compounds, so it’s worth getting these right! Molecular Formula You’re probably pretty familiar with compounds like CO2 and ...

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Navigating the High School Math Maze

High School Math Maze

Math is confusing enough without having to deal with lots extra choices. But if you’re a highschooler, there are choices galore. IB, AP Calc, regular Calc, Precalc, Algebra II with Trig, Algebra with Honors, Math Analysis… it all starts to sound like some strange underworld maze that probably has a Minotaur waiting at the end of it. To make it ...

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