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This has been copied to the Resource page:

Welcome to the Chemistry Help Forum for High School chemistry!

While this Forum can be used for any HS chemistry related Wikiversity activity, the initial focus of this Forum be on developing resources for 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.

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.

If someone knows a place where resources like this already exist or is in process of being developed, please leave a message at User talk:Exothermic101. Any feedback would be helpful! Exothermic101 (discusscontribs) 16:15, 22 July 2015 (UTC)Reply

I originally put this on the Resource page and then moved it.

Some advice

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I suggest that you copy/paste this and move it into the discussion page. Then start your collection of Unit and Daily Lesson Plans right here. Do you know how to do this? BTW: Don't worry about putting something in the wrong place--it's very easy to move pages. But do be careful about lots of subpages. Once you have a couple of subpages, we need to find a place in namespace. To create a subpage, just type double brackets with slash marks like this: [[/name of subpage/]].

To summarize:

  1. Move all this to the Discuss (so-called "talk" page)
  2. Start your lesson plans
  3. Try to avoid making subpages until we decide where to put this resource

Good luck!--Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 00:54, 22 July 2015 (UTC)Reply

My most recent edit:

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I rarely edit other people's pages and did this primarily to show you how Wikiversity allows collaborative editing. Having said that, what I like most about Wikiversity is that my work is almost never edited. I generally prefer that people leave me alone. Make sure you know how to revert my edit. You might even consider reverting just to understand how the process works.

Or, just start with your idea for a resource. Chances are that you will be completely ignored. We can discuss that issue if you want.--Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 01:05, 22 July 2015 (UTC)Reply

I wouldn't be surprised at all if this was ignored! But that never stopped me. Thanks for your edits and advice. Exothermic101 (discusscontribs) 16:12, 22 July 2015 (UTC)Reply