Exploring Education

Being Successful in a High-Needs School

Being Successful in a High-Needs School

High-needs schools are characterized by a large number of unfilled teacher positions, a high percentage of out-of-field teachers, a high percentage of teachers who are not certified/licensed, or location in an area where students come from families who are below the national poverty line. As I prepare for a career…

Scientific Learning (Understanding The Ideal Gas Law)

Scientific Learning (Understanding The Ideal Gas Law)

In my high school Chemistry class, the Ideal Gas Law was taught by showing students the equation, explaining the difference between ideal and real gases, and assigning several problems in which the ideal gas law is used. This lecture-based approach encouraged surface learning, as students only had to memorize the…

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