Did you know mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell? And that in literature water represents change? Because that's about all I remember from grade school. We all had to sit through these pointless lessons, and then learn about taxes and stuff on our own later in life. SO what should be taught in school? These Redditors have some ideas.

u/ClickTheWolf asked: What's something that should be taught in schools that isn't?


YES.

Critical thinking as opposed to mass memorization and regurgitation.

refreshing_username

I teach 6th grade science and most of it is rote memorization at its core, but I mainly try to make it as "hands on" as possible, so they have to think through the investigation. I also, have days where we just do brain-teasers. I tell them that I don't care if they finish, or even get the right answers, I just want them to try and really think creatively and critically.

Latent_tendency

Learn it to the tune of "Stayin' Alive".

Giphy

Practical medicine.

HelixHeart

Specifically CPR and first aid. Those kinds of classes can easily be taught in under 10 hours, and offer a lifetime of important skills.

I'm amazed that I never got taught these things at any point throughout school, but had to instead pay money to take classes taught at the local college.

ZiggoCiP

This would be helpful.

Financial Literacy it's disheartening to see the number of people who do not understand the basics of interest, debt and saving money.

FriendsFan30

I'd like to see high school students calculate their prospective incomes after college for different majors with different student loan debts. 17 year olds are being asked to pick careers and take out 10s of thousands of dollars in debt and yet many have no idea about how much debt is reasonable/unreasonable.

socialistbob

A lot of us could use that now.

How to get a job.

Kiwiranga

That's a good one. Like practice how to do interviews and make resume?

JinXzz092

Wish I knew this...

Giphy

There is other options besides college.

CoreEzyah

I'm sure that there are a lot of sh*tty engineers running around that could have been fantastic tradesmen.

Gibborim

Yes to all of these.

Sign language. How to have be comfortable in you're own skin. How to pluck up the courage to phone business/doctors to book appointments. How to do taxes. Adulting for dummies. How to process anxiety/panic attacks healthy.

i-need-more-sleep13

Mine too.

Financial literacy. Emotional intelligence. My life would be completely different if I had learned these things as opposed to when the war of 1812 was, and mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell.

UniqueBeauty177

Sadly, yes.

Giphy

In America, it should be gun safety.

The_DisasterBox

We watched gun safety videos in my shop class. I agree, though, if we have the right to bear arms, we should be including gun safety in public education.

kkngs

Trade school is an option,

How much money you can make in the trades. They should call in a plumber, an electrician, an HVAC guy, etc. and have them go down the line saying, "I'm a ______. I went to school for ________ years and now I make _________ a year."

College tuition would plummet.

PastorWithQuestions

Definitely.

Accurate history of Indigenous people and how horribly they were treated (mass murders, residential schools, stolen land, etc), and current information on them especially in regards to communities without proper housing and/or access to clean water/electricity.

rezgirl15

People Break Down The One Activity They'll Never Try Again
Photo by Rux Centea on Unsplash

Sometimes you only need to experience something once, to know it's a never again situation.

I always say, try everything once.

Well, now that I'm older, a caveat to that is... try it all within reason.

How many things have we all walked away from saying the one time experience will suffice?

In fact, knowing when to say no is one of life's wisest choices.

Redditor Croakied wanted to discuss the times we've all said... "once was enough!" They asked:

"What is one thing that you will NEVER do again?"
Keep reading... Show less
People Imagine How They'd React If Their Significant Other Wanted To Sleep With Other People
Photo by Natasha Brazil on Unsplash

There is an age old question that has been getting more traction surrounding sex for partners the last decade or so.

And that is... "is just one enough?"

Were we really meant to only be with one person forever?

There are so many flavors to taste.

What if your partner wants more cookie dough with your strawberry?

Redditor Pineapple-Status wanted to hear everyone's thoughts on opening the bedroom to others. They asked:

"What would you do if your long term SO suddenly wants to have sex with other people?"
Keep reading... Show less
People Explain Which Horrors They Wish They Could Unleash On Their Worst Enemy
GR Stocks on Unsplash

Many of us sometimes fantasize about what we would do to our worst enemies, especially in the moments when they're actively making our lives worse.

While most of us would never actually do any of the things that we contemplate instead of screaming at that super annoying person at the office, we do get pretty creative with the ideas.

Keep reading... Show less

I grew up poor, and I remember the little things that made me smile when we just happened to have enough that week.

The little things that a truly rich person would not think twice about.

Ah, the luxury of it.

What spells luxury for you?

Redditor ConAir161057 wanted to compare notes about the things in life that feel like items only money can buy. They asked:

"For people who grew up with little money, what always felt like a luxury?"
Keep reading... Show less