Ever sat in frustration at all the things you wish they taught you in high school? Join the club. Those adolescent years between the ages of 14 and 18 are a critical time in your life. High school is wholly transformative. You start figuring out who you are, what kind of person you’ll be when you grow up, and what the heck a pythagorean theorem is. Sure, we all need to learn core subjects, like Algebra, Chemistry, and how to take a nap in Criminal Justice. However, the things you learn in school should also help you evolve as a person in your everyday life, relationships, and career. The last I checked, Algebra didn’t help me figure out how to change a tire. Besides Home Economics and Driver’s Education, few classes in high school get you ready for the real world. So, get ready to learn some streets smarts, here are the things you wish they taught you in high school.
It’s always a good idea to prepare for the unexpected. Knowing how to defend yourself in dangerous situations could scare off your attacker. So, naturally, self-defense helps you become more aware of your surroundings and how to respond in high stress situations. It will also help strengthen your muscles and improve balance and coordination.
How to fly a plane
If you are lucky, you went to a school that offered Driver’s Education. But learning how to fly a plane takes that experience to another level. It’s more than just knowing how an aircraft operates; it helps you understand weather patterns and natural landscape and geography. Above all, operating an aircraft builds character and confidence. Plus, how awesome would it be to know how to fly?
CPR saves lives and it’s relatively easy to teach. Studies show that giving CPR within the first two minutes of cardiac arrest doubles the chances of survival. Less than 3% of the U.S. population, however, receives CPR training. Offering a training course in high school could help save more lives.
How to do laundry
Some people think it may be self-explanatory but there are rules to laundry. For example, not mixing your whites with your colors, choosing the appropriate temperature and spin cycle, and knowing the difference between laundry detergent and bleach could save you from ruining clothes in the future.
How to dance
Most kids in middle school and high school are petrified to dance because they’ve never done it before. Imagine, however, if a school taught everyone how to do classic and unique dance techniques? Students would have greater confidence and self-esteem. On top of that, it enhances a student’s focus, works key parts of their brain, and they learn essential hand-eye coordination skills.