How do you use what you learned in school?
September 2, 2014 10:08 AM Subscribe
As a tutor of every age group from kindergarten to college, I often hear the sensible question, "When am I ever going to use this in real life?" I would like to be able to better answer this, and so I ask you, Metafilter, when do you ever use the things you learned in school? Do you use math? English? History? If so, what parts? And how?
posted by Alex Haist to Education (52 answers total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
If you would be so obliging, it would be good to hear some or all of the following in your response:
1) What is your job and what is your daily schedule like?
2) What is the first step out of high school or college to have a job like yours?
3) How much do you make?
4) What specific things that you learned in school do you use?
5) What things that you learned in school indirectly help you at work?
6) If you use nothing you learned in school, say so. I'm happy to tell my students that, too.
Thanks for your help!