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Hey guys, so basically I will be undertaking to teach an adult, English for the purpose of improving his general English skills and business communication. The person is somewhat educated in English, but still his foundations aren't very strong. The reason he wants to improve his skills is so that he doesn't face problem in the corporate world, and is able to conduct business well, also, he plans to go abroad. Since this is my first time teaching English to someone else, I would love to get some help and advice on effective ways to teach. For starters, here is the curriculum I prepared for our sessions, I also plan to use a basic English grammar book like wren and martin as a reference to practice grammar, would appreciate feedback, improvements or other things that I should include. Thanks for your time.
Is there any point in doing a computer science degree, I’ve done research and found that the a computer science degree on its own is useless and is only good if you specialise in a specific thing.
However I don’t know ow what I want to specialise yet, can you do computer science and then do a specialised masters?
When do you think that drug education should really start?
Fertility as Spirituality in Modern Art: Mediterranean #Mythology and Beyond International Conference
I have a project coming up for my CORE 1 observation class and I'm trying to get several answers for extra credit, only problem is that I only know one person outside of the United States.
Does your country have a good education system? What are its strengths and weaknesses?
Is education only for the young? Is it accepted to further your education in your country?
How are schools structured in your country?
Are the mothers or the fathers more involved in your country's education system?
What programs are available for students with special needs?
What is something that American's might find shocking about your country's education system?
Doing a project where primary research will get me good marks and I don't know that many people so kind people if Reddit please answer my form, I have posted it here as the topic I a researching is technology in education https://forms.office.com/e/i3x7H60PDK
Hello! I'm looking for a website that I can use to create a quiz game, similar to kahoot. But I would like the quiz to run in a similar style to quizarium, where there is a hangman like screen and more and more letters appear over time.
Ideally it should be able to host large groups (200+).
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Hi everyone! I teach biology (and basic chem and physics) to grade school students and I’m looking for more interesting ways to materialize scientific concepts.
I was wondering, what were the coolest science projects that you’ve given your students? Tell me the reactions from your students too! I love to hear science classroom success stories from fellow educators 👩🏫 🧑🏫👨🏫
Just as a disclaimer, I know a lot of people are religious and do not agree with the way scientists think the earth formed, life began, and evolved. But this is what I managed to collect over this research project, so please do not take this personally if you do have a faith.
Creation of the Earth
After the sun was formed, large clumps of gas and dust started orbiting around it. Because of the gravitational attraction between these particles of dust, they began compressing into larger chunks, which attracted more dust. This was extremely slow because of the tiny masses of the dust particles.
Because of the amount of mass pressing down, it passed a threshold called hydrostatic equilibrium. This threshold is the amount of mass that needs to be pushing down to start forcing everything into a sphere. Ever wondered why asteroid shapes can vary so much
while all planets are spheres? It is because of this threshold.
Eventually, there were so many clumps of rock pressing down onto the centre that it became molten. We can only presume that the core contained iron because of its magnetic effects on the earth. Though we also know that lighter material rose up while heavier materials stayed closer to the centre of mass because of their varying densities.
Slowly the layers formed, with the core consisting of iron and nickel as said previously, the mantle mostly consisting of silicates, and the crust consisting of oxygen, silicon, aluminium, calcium, sodium, potassium, and magnesium. Which, as you may notice, has a lower atomic mass than the materials inside the lower layers. But please note that the crust was not fully formed and is nowhere near what we see today.
These processes took millions of years to occur and are a lot more complex.
This is one of the oldest periods of time on Earth, lasting about 700 million years. It was named after the Greek god Hades, who was the ruler of the underworld. As the name implies, this was a period where it was basically hell on Earth.
The crust had not fully formed yet, so the mantle was largely exposed, with the crust forming "islands" floating on the mantle. So if you were to look far away, it would look as if it was a ball of lava floating in space.
Another contributor of heat to the Earth are incoming asteroids. On the early Earth, the atmosphere had not formed yet, meaning that the Earth had no protection from asteroids crashing into it, creating more heat from the bombardment.
During this period, we also know that a large object in space, also known as Pheia which was roughly the size of Mars, collided with the early Earth and broke apart, with one of the larger pieces orbiting the Earth. This is
the modern-day moon, which also passed the hydrostatic equilibrium.
During this time, the Earth slowly began to stabilise and slowly started to resemble a water world. Continents began to form, but they were deep under an ocean, which was deeper than what we have today. In addition to that, the Earth's atmosphere had taken shape, but its contents and their proportions are vastly different today, with it mostly containing methane and lacking our precious oxygen.
It is also during this period that the earliest life began due to its now more hospitable
environment, but we are going to touch on that in more detail in the next section.
Amino Acids, the Basis of Life
As said in the previous section, during the Archean eon, life truly began. But what do we define by life? For this context, we will define life as any chemical that can fully replicate itself.
Well, one of the bases of life is amino acids, and they formed over a long and complex process:
To start, we most definitely know that asteroids and meteoroids have been a crucial part of the formation of amino acids, as they have provided certain elements from space that make up amino acids. These are the meteorites that have been bombarding Earth in the Hadean era, providing the said elements.
So now these elements are floating around the ocean, but what causes them to form bonds together? Well, there are multiple things that have caused this: Ultraviolet light from the sun, energy from lightning strikes, and hydrothermal vents.
Let's start with the conditions the Earth provided that made chemical bonding possible to start. We have a large amount of heat in the ocean from solar radiation and hydro thermal vents. This is important as heat is required for a lot of necessary chemical reactions to take place.
Next, the ocean currents caused by gravity, wind, etc., pulled all of the chemicals together in one place. After which, if a lightning strikes, it creates enough energy to bond the molecules together, as we would do in a lab, but with other means of producing energy.
Next, after the bonds are created, then the UV light from the sun can break down and rearrange the chemical bonds of the elements, leading to the creation of new compounds, including amino acids. To note, UV light needs to be quite intense to do this, so if amino acids formed deep underwater, then they would most likely stay together for a long time.
One of the most important experiments that confirms this area of knowledge is the miller-yuri experiment which recreated the conditions of the early earth adding a heat source for hydrothermal vents, gases which at the time were believed to be at the time and an electrical wire to simulate lightning they put the elements in the early earth's ocean and after running for only one week amino acids have formed inside of the water.
Formation of Protein and Metabolic Pathways
After the creation of amino acids, some of them started to become peptides. But how? When two amino acids bond to make a peptide they dehydrate Now, when I say dehydrated, I don't mean that they stayed in the sun and lost all water through evaporation. No, this again happened, like everything else so far, through a chemical reaction where one of them loses the OH and the other loses the H.
Next, these peptides bond to create a long enough chain for us to give it its own name and that is protein. Imagine amino acids as a lego piece and then put two of them together you will get peptides. Let's now take the column of lego we have and stack a bunch of those together. This is protein.
The formation of protein led to the chemical reaction most commonly known as "metabolic pathways." These series of chemical reactions has played a significant role in creating different essential compounds for continued survival. As an example, one such metabolic pathway breaks down nutrients for energy.
These pathways use enzymes as a catalyst (which, in other terms, is a chemical which is able to increase the speed of the reaction. This doesn't use up the catalyst and may be used other and other again), and enzymes can be very specific, meaning that the outcome of the reaction may serve other purposes.
So you may be asking, Vlad, why is this all important? Why do we care about these weirdo chemicals when we are talking about life? Well, this is where it all comes together. RNA, which stands for RiboNucleic Acid.
Ribonucleic acid is a molecular structure that can store vast amounts of information, with this information being the arrangement in which adenine, cytosine, guanine, uracil (also written as A, C, G, and U) are placed. These 4 chemicals are known as nucleotides.
It is largely based on the previously discussed metabolic pathways as they are one of the building blocks for the creation of RNA. They are what formed the nucleotides as a result of the differentiating enzymes.
After all of this, the first strands of RNA form, storing the tiniest amounts of information, being quite short in length.
But slowly these short strands, such as the template strand, combined to create longer and more complex strands of RNA, making the code more and more sophisticated.
To note, this is still an ongoing debate among scientists, so take the next few sections with a grain of salt.
In the previous section, you may have noticed me using the term "template strand." Now, what does that mean? The template strand acted like a blueprint for how RNA should look like. This blueprint was vital to the replication process, as it was the first chemical to ever self-replicate.
But before that, you have to understand Ribozymes. In basic terms, ribozymes were RNA strands that possessed catalytic properties. These ribozymes sometimes acted like enzymes (hence the suffix) and were also vital to the process.
Now for the fun part. Ribozymes would guide the creation of the next strand, catalyzing the phosphodiester bonds (what connects the nucleotides together in a spiral shape, which are vital for the structural integrity of the molecule), causing a chemical reaction resulting in a brand new strand of RNA to form that is similar to the original template.
This process can continue working using the newly formed RNA as the base template. But you may be wondering why it would change even in the slightest if it is replicating itself. Well, I am glad you asked! Or maybe you didn't, in which case I am thanking you for doing nothing.
Anyway, in biology, there is a thing called "error," more well known as mutations and it is pretty much what you expect it to be when the replication process isn't perfectly accurate. Previously, I mentioned that enzymes can be very specific, causing changes in the outcome. Ribozymes act as enzymes, meaning that you would expect variation from base to new!
This means, by our definition, RNA is the first-ever life!
Let's imagine the base RNA as a blueprint of a house. An architect builds that house but there will be some imperfections to that house and won't be exactly what's on the blueprint. Now make a blueprint of the built house and build another one. Gradually you are going to see that the original blueprint looks nothing like the built house.
After RNA started to self-replicate, it could have spontaneously developed a structure similar to a modern cell membrane. This protective cover provided a safe environment for chemical reactions to take place, including further replication and enhancement for metabolism. And
because of this membrane, we define this as a protocell.
Slowly, through natural error, these cells evolved to be the first-ever cells. These errors may have been both good and bad for the cell; it is just that the ones with the bad traits didn't have time to replicate before they would die. While the ones with the better traits would go
on to self-replicate and pass on their traits to the offspring.
L.U.C.A, otherwise known as the Last Universal Common Ancestor, is a hypothetical single-celled organism from which all life as we know it has stemmed from. It is called a common ancestor, as if you were to get any living organism, even a blade of grass in your garden, and you had a picture of every single organism ever existed. You could trace it back through all of its parents, grandparents, etc., you would eventually see L.U.C.A.
To note, L.U.C.A possessed DNA, which we will talk about for a second, to store information instead of RNA.
DNA stands for DeoxyriboNucleic Acid, and it is extremely similar to the previously discussed RNA but with a couple of differentiating factors. First, instead of having a single strand, DNA has two in the shape of a double helix. Next, instead of using Uracil like RNA, DNA uses Thymine as one of its base nucleotides.
DNA is a more stable version of RNA due to its shape. This means longer strands of DNA can form which results in more information being stored. This allows for more complex organisms such as LUCA to function and have metabolism.
To note our body uses both RNA and DNA with RNA being used for simpler tasks such as the formation of protein and DNA for more complex tasks such as allowing us to reproduce.
The creation of DNA greatly expanded the possibilities of complexity of cellular structures. One of those possibilities was for multiple cells to bond together and create larger organisms with one of the first structures called Grypania spiralis, whose fossil was found to be over 2 billion years old, found in the United States and Asia.
But the U.S and Asia are so far away! How could we possibly find them in such different places? Well, again, the Earth didn't look anything like it does today. Before we had 5 or 7 or 3 or whatever amount of continents (the definition still isn't clear), we had 1 massive supercontinent called Rodinia And on Rodinia, we can see how the different continents were smooshed together, and wouldn't you know it, the U.S and Asia were sharing borders. Which is why we can find them in both places.
But why would it be advantageous to be multicellular? Well, being multicellular would have not only increased efficiency in resource gathering but also allowed the organism to move faster. These and more benefits helped the organism to adapt and thrive in the early Earth's ocean.
I will be finishing at this point. After this there is a whole lot more that happened in the world of evolution. It is a complex and very interesting topic.
Another thing is that I extremely oversimplified this whole field of science: origin of life. There is a lot more going on and is still ongoing research and if you want to delve into the topic you may do so.
Hello everyone!! If possible may I have a speckle of your time to answer our survey about educational entertainment. We're really struggling on getting respondents so we would really appreciate it if you guys can answer it
Not sure if this is the right subreddit, but here goes!
I've lost touch with how to find resources and information without using Google (or Reddit). Especially now that it's all targeted/biased/paid search results, the Internet has become particularly unhelpful in recent years... I've been out of college for 15 years and no longer know how to research something! (I haven't forgotten about the existence of libraries, this is strictly pertaining to online searches).
Sites like PubMed, or even Wikipedia, on both big and small scales. For example, trying to find organizations for local and federal government programs and resources that may not be well-known. Or unbiased brand comparison and finding unique small businesses.
Or a website that's just a data repository of "hey here's a bunch of cool sites/functionalities/resources!"
I suspect that I suffer from dyscalculia, which is a learning disorder that affects one's ability to perform math, (counting, learning multiplication facts, reading a clock, directions...) sometimes called math dyslexia. I am curious about how aware teachers and educators are of this condition, the survey should take 8-12 minutes. I appreciate every response! General Ed and special Ed welcome. Please note that this survey might be used for an essay that I might write (for fun).
Unlike public schools, formal homeschooling programs or traditional private schools, nearly 9,000 private schools in Louisiana don’t need state approval to grant degrees. Nearly every one of those unapproved schools was created to serve a single homeschooling family, but some have buildings, classrooms, teachers and dozens of students.
as title says, i(15F) going to be finishing middle school at 18-19 years old
due to the pandemic i didnt go to school for three years, which was all my middle school years, im currently in the 7th grade and just actually realized this, was having a coversation with some friends and they mentioned id need a scholarship, not sure if it depends but where im from (mexico) but they didnt let me even skip a single year despite my age,
now, my main purpose for this question is the fact that my main life goal is to move to america, looking at san diego, since im more fluent in english than spanish (racially/ethnically fully chinese but nationality wise mexican) and that just to me feels like itd ruin my chances of any scholarship since i cant excell at school cause of it, so now just wondering if there is even anything i can do
some more context for school situation, many reasons facture into why i didnt go for so long but mainly that my old school shut down their middle school, what i was supposed to be advacing onto, next was there wasnt a cure for covid yet, and mainly the fact my mom sees online school as not real school, was originally going to be shoved back in 6th since half my year was online but glad i wasnt,
sorry for the word vomit this whole part of my life genuinely just makes me beyond upset to speak about calmly, but really do want some help, tried to focus on the more like useful information rather my emotions, thanks for reading :)
I have a Associate Degree from Denmark but would love to build on a finish a bachelor's. I'm currently a teacher's aide and have been asked to long term substitute for a teacher and this requires a bachelor's degree. Any field will work. How should I approach this?
Any proof (with citation preferably) that the German education system (especially the tiered secondary school) is better would be appreciated.
Unfortunately, it is one of the most underestimated skills.
It’s a task akin to trying to forget the melody of a catchy song once it’s firmly lodged in your brain. It’s an endeavor that Plato’s cave dwellers might have undertaken had they been given a second chance to reassess the shadows on their walls. Unlearning is not about erasing knowledge but reevaluating and restructuring what we think we know. It’s a philosophical detox, a spring cleaning of the mind.
Read more on Medium: The Art of Unlearning
I would love to know who is the best education-focused keynote speaker you've seen at a conference. Thank you so much for your input!
WOW…Portland teachers back in school today with 13.8% increase over three years, more planning time and resolving class size issues. Good for them!
Bottom of the list
Which city do you think have best education, and job placement in opinion? Please feel free to share any additional cities
[Note: In the list you would be notice that I only included metroplex areas, rather than listing every cities just to save spaces on the post. In the bottom list, you can also noticed I included small towns, cities, and village as well. I will gonna keep whatever it is for now, but I will review, modify, and make changes particularly "bottom 25" and "bottom of the list" portion if deemed necessary, based on your feedback.]
I had a conversation with my dad and his partner last night and a few things came up. One was that one of them had never heard of No Child Left Behind, which I didn't realize that it had since been replaced by ESSA (Still need to read up on that) and two was the discussion of the classes removed from the school curriculum and those added.
I'm just really curious about what made some school districts remove driver's education from the school curriculum. I assume that some of it had to be due to teachers not wanting to teach the class, the liability for the school systems, the costs, etc. but I haven't been able to find anything definitive yet. Just wondering if anyone had some insight.
Hi everyone! I hope this fits here. I read recently about the lack of education on the Holocaust in America and I was curious what the average experience has been for people. I’m 25, from Indiana, and went to a private school. If you’re older or younger, went to public school, or are from somewhere else (even outside U.S.), I’m very curious about your educational experience. Here’s a chart I made detailing Holocaust museums, films, and books I’ve experienced throughout my education and I’ve no idea if it’s average or not. Thanks for the input in advance!
DICELE is a simple math puzzle where you need to swap dice in order to find their correct position based on the sum clues mentioned. It is super simple and interesting. We have seen kids love the game as it helps them practice math and also in pattern recognition.
Please do try it, and let me know in case of any suggestions
https://booksbyai.app allows you to quickly create a customised book written by AI, tailored to your interests.
Just provide a short book description and the book is ready almost instantly.
You can download the whole book for offline reading, as well as "chat" with the book to ask clarifying questions.
Create and read your own books, or search and explore what others have done.
Here are a few examples:
Works best for knowledge based non-fiction books, covering some topic of interest.
I've been given this topic as a subject of debate on a course I'm undertaking.
Special and Alternative Schools are ineffective in educating children and young persons with SEND and will be closed. All pupils will be sent to mainstream schools.
I'm able to find countless articles and research papers that would back up a universalist opinion that this statement is correct, but I am struggling to find anything that would back up a moderatist standpoint that special school and AP is necessary.
Anyone got any good places to start for research?
I know it's a server for education discussion, but I want an advise from someone to build my own career.
Hi yall, we are currently working on a project to educate elementary/ middle schools student about SDGs(Sustainable Development Goals) a bit like Kahoot but with minigames based on the Goals they choose. Would teachers/parents use this game to educate their children about SDGs?
We are conducting a survey about this problems if you have time please do this survey it would be a big help to this project https://forms.gle/sndJyQ8WeR51kW2d8