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Author: paul carson (Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:43 am)
Title: The Challenge of Teaching Chemistry
Teaching chemistry is a difficult endeavor many students develop a dislike for the subject and get bored with it. The abstract and monotonous nature of chemistry gives place to some sort of student phobia towards it.
We need to find and new strategy to make this subject more amicable and pleasant to students.
grow and be kind
It is all about relating the material to something else. I know of a professor who uses humor to keep his students entertained, engaged, and learning. It only takes a small amount of laughter to keep students focused. He simply relates many of the chemistry terms to more general, humorous statements that the kids will remember easily. When things come easily, they are always more widely accepted.
good advice, humor is often the best educational tool we can use to motivate students