Friday: What Did You Learn

Almost every day in one class or another (or all of them) I learn something that makes me says “wow.” So I’ve decided to do something new and compile a list every Friday of things that blew my mind of the week.

Your fingers have a faster reaction time than your thumbs. Therefore, never use your thumb when using a stop watch.

Hypertrophy of muscles is largely due to water. This means those giant swollen body builder muscles are just water. The difference is where the water IS.

Depression in older adults isn’t the same as in young people. It has different indicators. We often think of sadness being THE indicator. But in elderly people, it’s often things like food tasting different or physical pain. Not “sadness.”

Trigonometry is freaking hard.

In Missouri (and maybe elsewhere) as long as you have a teaching degree, you can teach ANY subject, as long as you pass a basic test on the subject.

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