Talk:High School Chemistry

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Note: the following is a copy of a recent post on the The_Highschool_Help_Forum_-_Science_Stream/Chemistry_Help_Forum page. I am re-posting it here to make sure everyone knows to use the Forum page for the discussion.

Welcome to the Chemistry Help Forum for High School chemistry!

While this Forum can be used for any HS chemistry related Wikiversity activity, I suggest that the initial focus of this Forum be on developing resources for relatively new chemistry teachers. One of the biggest hurdles in developing good new chemistry teachers is avoiding the burn-out many experience from the overwhelming demands and challenges of the first few years of teaching.

I am recommending that we develop resources to help those chemistry teachers teach. There are plenty of resources online that provide factual knowledge about chemistry. In fact, there is now almost too much out there causing new teachers to get lost in the woods. Writing a chemistry textbook is not the goal here - that can be done elsewhere in Wiki universe.

What seems to be missing from the arsenal of chemistry information on the web is a "single voice" that a relative newcomer can follow to enable them to succeed during those critical first few years. A "best practice" set of Unit and Daily Lesson Plans with specific instructions and recommendations would go a long way toward providing a better experience for the new teacher (and their students). I envision a set of related Labs, Homework, Classwork, Quizzes and Tests being part of this package.

Some will likely argue that each teacher needs to develop their own approach to teaching a subject. That is fine - all I am recommending is that we give them a launching pad from which to determine what works for them and what does not.

If someone knows a place where resources like this already exist or is in process of being developed, please let us know. For now, we are just looking for others to join in this effort. Any feedback would be helpful! Exothermic101 (discusscontribs) 19:13, 21 July 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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