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November 2019 Official Discussion

September's WWN Broadcast, found here, was all about education and heading back to school. If you haven't given it a listen yet, do check it out! We'd love to hear your thoughts on various types of education and class subjects, both Muggle and wizarding, so come join us as we dive into this month's thought-provoking discussion.

Here are some questions to consider:
- What was your favorite segment of the September WWN Broadcast and why?
- What wizarding class(es) are you most interested in this year? What Muggle subjects do you like the most? Why?
- Which aspects of Hogwarts would you be most excited for and why?
- There are four types of learners: Visual (images/charts), Auditory (spoken information), Readers/Writers (written information), and Kinesthetic (recreating and practicing). Which type of learner do you think you are? Why?
- Which type of schooling would you prefer the most? (i.e. boarding school, home school, public/private school, etc.) Why?


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- In order to be eligible to win, your post must be over 200 words long and relevant to the topic.
- The best post will be chosen based on originality, the points made, and how well it fits the topic of discussion.
- All HEX terms apply, and as such, all work must be your own.
- Your discussion posts should be made in this thread by
11:59 PM HEX time on the 28th of November. Any posts submitted later than this will not be eligible for prizes.
- You can post questions in this thread or owl Raine or one of the other Publications Moderators listed at the top of the forum.


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*Everyone who meets the minimum requirements, including the randomized winners, will earn 1 ticket towards The Newsstand's Quarterly Raffle.
*This discussion is based on WWN's September 2019 broadcast. Go check it out!
 

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- What wizarding class(es) are you most interested in this year? What Muggle subjects do you like the most? Why?
Potions. It’s always potions. I think I would love it so much, because it’s quite similar to baking which is one of my favourite hobbies. In terms of muggle subjects, I adore art. I’d love magical art classes even more.

- Which aspects of Hogwarts would you be most excited for and why?
The food would be well up there. Also, I just always really loved the idea of boarding school. Most of all, though, the magic.

- There are four types of learners: Visual (images/charts), Auditory (spoken information), Readers/Writers (written information), and Kinesthetic (recreating and practicing). Which type of learner do you think you are? Why?
I’m a visual learner. I’ve done tests before, and I know for myself. I struggle to process something at all if I only have auditory input. If I can see something, and even more if I can do it, I understand.

- Which type of schooling would you prefer the most? (i.e. boarding school, home school, public/private school, etc.) Why?
Boarding school. I always loved the idea as a kid. I didn’t get on well with my family so the idea of escaping was appealing. Plus really living with your schoolmates, midnight feasts, all kinds of shenanigans you never get if you’re going home each day.
 

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My favorite wizarding classes are probably flying and potions. I've always had a soft spot for potions and I love learning about them. Flying is also one of my favorites because I love learning about the different teams and players. I am taking all the available classes this year and enjoying them all though.
As for muggle classes, biology is my favorite. I enjoy learning about how everything in life works. Everything from the human body to the ecosystem. But honestly learning about animals and humans in a biological sense is definitely on the top of the list when it comes to biology topics.
Maybe I'm just a nerd but I would be most excited to learn at Hogwarts. Much like Hermione, I'd probably end up taking more classes than possible and having to find a way to make it work. That's not to say I'm as smart as she is, but I'd definitely be as enthusiastic as her.
Personally I'm a mix between reading/writing and kinaesthetic learning. Even if I hadn't realised this myself, the tests at school would have confirmed it for me 😂
I'm in public school but I think I would thrive best in home school (in the muggle world then.... 100% boarding school if Hogwarts was an option). I struggle with anxiety so home schooling would have it's benefits.
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My favourite wizarding class would probably be Arithmancy or Ancient Runes. Arithmancy has a clear right or wrong answer interms of working out a solution, the rest is just interpretstion of the solid fact, which suits me. It also includes maths, which I love. In terms of Muggle subjects, it was always Maths and Business Studies for me. These subjects interested me the most, were what I considered, the most useful subjects, and are two of the subjects I studied almost right to the end of my academic career.

For me, I think something like Flying would be interesting. Its something that you wouldn't normally study ans could be interesting to learn more about. It would also allow me to be a little more reckless too, which would benefit me emotionally. I would also love to try the food. I imagine it would be so much nicer than ours.

I'm very much a written learner. I need it written down before me so I can read it at my own pace, absorb what I need to and then process the information accordingly. Visual aids are helpful, but not a necessity for me all the time.

I was schooled at a public school, so I always would have liked to consider the option of boarding. It probably wouldn't work for me as I would get homesick quickly but it's something i wouldnhave liked to have considered. It would be nice to be with my friends the whole time, rather than just communicating at school back in the days before mobile phones were in every pocket.

 

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- What wizarding class(es) are you most interested in this year? What Muggle subjects do you like the most? Why?
Wizarding class would be Potions. I have always been interested in how they are brewed and what they do. My favorite Muggle class would be Astronomy. I can't get enough about learning about stars.galaxies, planets, nebula etc, To bad it's not offered as a grad course.
- Which aspects of Hogwarts would you be most excited for and why?
I would love to be in a castle. Living there and taking classes there would be amazing. Castles have always interested me...since I was a child. I have always wanted to own one...or live in one. The classes would be interesting. I love learning. The only ones I would not like would be Arithmancy and Divination. Quidditch would also be a passion. It looks like a lot of fun to play.
- There are four types of learners: Visual (images/charts), Auditory (spoken information), Readers/Writers (written information), and Kinesthetic (recreating and practicing). Which type of learner do you think you are? Why?
I am more of a Readers/writers. It is easier for me to learn if it is written down in front of me. I can go at my own pace and re-read what I need to. Kinesthetic would come in a close second. It reinforces what I have learned and it would help me remember.
- Which type of schooling would you prefer the most? (i.e. boarding school, home school, public/private school, etc.) Why?
I went to a public school. I had always wanted to go to a boarding school. It would teach a whole different set of things. You would be on your own and have to learn to cope with situations without asking mom and dad for help. I think it would help you mature faster. I also think you would get a better education. (depending on the quality of the school)
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- What wizarding class(es) are you most interested in this year? What Muggle subjects do you like the most? Why?
Cooking with Magic is what I'm looking forward to most this year. Hands down. I really love baking and potions seems like another - more extreme - version of it. My favorite Muggle studies is Literature. A bookworm like myself doesn't really need to explain, do I? Lol. I think Criminal Justice was a fun class - my teacher strapped drunk goggles on us and let us drive a go-cart around an obstacle course to teach the dangers of drunk driving - and imaging the magical equivalent is super fun. "This is why you shouldn't fly impaired, kids. Broom handles can end up in some horrific places," or "(Name) finished the course without vomiting or injuring anyone, 10 points to Hufflepuff," comes to mind.

- Which aspects of Hogwarts would you be most excited for and why?
Bring me the food. Let me snoop around a magical boarding-school brimming with magic and the unknown, let me run to the dining hall covered in twigs and leaves from the greenhouse to eat with attractive and worldly classmates/staff. Let me be taught knowledge I won't likely get anywhere else-- at least not in the Muggle world. I mean, hello, magic stuff is cool.'

- There are four types of learners: Visual (images/charts), Auditory (spoken information), Readers/Writers (written information), and Kinesthetic (recreating and practicing). Which type of learner do you think you are? Why?
I'm definitely a mix of Visual and Kinesthetic learning. Seeing how something is put together, done, etc., and then recreating jt teaches me more than looking at a chart and being told what goes where.

- Which type of schooling would you prefer the most? (i.e. boarding school, home school, public/private school, etc.) Why?
I've been home-schooled (where I taught myself with a computer program ugh), gone to public school (horrible funding, not-the-best-staff/learning experiences, bullied by teachers, etc) and gone to a private charter school where I had the same issues as public school. Gimme the boarding school. Bring it on. I'm not sure it can throw anything else at me and if it does, it'll be an awfully big adventure.
 

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My favourite wizarding classes on HEX are Postmortem Studies and Hogwarts to 1997. Its strange because I really don't enjoy History as a muggle subject, and much prefer Maths and Science. If I was to attend Hogwarts I think my favourite part would be being in the Great Hall for mealtimes - enjoying great food and getting to sit at the house table. I just imagine it being warm and cosy and really yummy.

I think I'm a mix or auditory and reader/writer when it comes to learning. I tend to talk aloud as I write things down, and then read aloud as I read them back. I'm not really sure why this works best for me - or whether it even is the best for me, it's just the way I tend to find myself going.

I went to public school but would have loved to have tried boarding school or even private school, just to see the comparison. I don't think that in general as long as you're in a school with good teachers and a class of students who want to learn that you will have a good education. It's just there is always a risk that there will be disruptive people in your class or teachers who don't work in ways that you understand easily.
 

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- What was your favorite segment of the September WWN Broadcast and why? My favourite was the piece about home-schooling, as I've always wondered how Wizarding families would go about it. The part about learning through memories in a pensieve is a very creative idea. That way, you don't have to be the best in a certain subject, you just have to have experienced it being taught. Though I personally would much rather attend Hogwarts and experience all that it has to offer than be stuck learning at home, I can see how it would be appealing to some parents - especially if their children are vulnerable in some way or have special needs that need more care and attention than Hogwarts could offer.

- What wizarding class(es) are you most interested in this year? What Muggle subjects do you like the most? Why? The Wizarding subjects I'm most interested in are Divination and History of Magic (I also love Postmortem Studies, but I don't have it this year!) I've always been interested in history, but also the supernatural, so I love learning about ghosts and how they lived and died. It seems strange that out of my two favourite subjects this year, one is dealing about facts from the past and the other deals with the possibilities (that may not be factually accurate) of the future, but I have always found divination techniques like tea leaf reading and palmistry interesting. My favourite Muggle subjects were always English, History, Drama and Psychology - though I was also quite good at languages.

- Which aspects of Hogwarts would you be most excited for and why? Everything! The feasts and the food, the lessons and the magic, the Common Room and dormitories and all the holidays there: Halloween, Easter, Christmas, Valentine's Day - not to mention being able to go to Hogsmeade and buy loads of sweets!

- There are four types of learners: Visual (images/charts), Auditory (spoken information), Readers/Writers (written information), and Kinesthetic (recreating and practicing). Which type of learner do you think you are? Why? 
- Which type of schooling would you prefer the most? (i.e. boarding school, home school, public/private school, etc.) Why?
For languages,I'm better with auditory learning, but for everything else Kinesthetic. I do well practicing and recreating. For my Psychology A Levels I gathered all of my previously written A graded essays and wrote them out over and over until I could write them off by heart. Fortunately, most of them came up on the exam, so there was only one essay that I hadn't rehearsed and I'd literally just been reading about it in the car on the way to the exam hall.

- Which type of schooling would you prefer the most? (i.e. boarding school, home school, public/private school, etc.) Why?  I went to public school and I really enjoyed it. My dad wanted to send me to private school an hours drive away like my brother, but he hardly had any friends there as they all lived near the school and he didn't, so I didn't want to go that route. There was a private school nearer on the other side of the city, but it was never mentioned. I don't like the sound of being homeschooled, and other than Hogwarts I wouldn't be interested in boarding school. I'm quite down to earth so would just like a normal (but good) public school.

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I signed up for all 13 classes this year (as I do every year), and so far my favorite wizarding classes are Potions, Herbology, Charms, Transfiguration and Defense Against the Dark Arts. I prefer them to more passive classes like Astronomy, Muggle Studies and History of Magic.
At Hogwarts I'd be most excited about learning practical applications of Transfiguration, D.A.D.A. and Charms. I'd also really get into Potions and Herbology. It's one thing to read a textbook and quite another to actually use spells and make potions.
My favorite Muggle subjects, on the other hand, were American Literature, American History, French and Ecology.
I think I have been all types of learner, depending on the subject taught - I've probably been every type of learner in one subject. I probably gravitate more toward the Kinesthetic, though. I was a Biology major in college, and I really liked the labs because of the hands-on experience. In my music, I play almost entirely by ear, which may seem on the surface to be Auditory, but playing music by ear also has Kinesthetic properties.
I really enjoyed my four years at a small, private liberal arts college where I lived on campus. I was totally immersed in the academic and social experience of college, and the student/professor ratio was 8:1 - so I had mostly small classes.

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My favorite segment of the September WWN Broadcast is the one written by Ariana Rosier and hosted by ilostmyleftshoe, Ghosts. I already know what I've heard from it, but it still fascinates me to listen to them and know them again. Ghosts and stories around them have a pull on me, and that's why this segment is my favorite.

In relevance to what I've said above, the wizarding class that I'm interested in this year is Postmortem Studies II. It has something to do with death, and thus it is related to ghosts and such. For muggle subjects, I like the most is Mathematics. The reason is simply that I understand it well than other subjects.

I think the aspects of Hogwarts that would excite me the most is the chance to learn different kinds of spells. I also like the part of eating foods served there because it is always like a feast!!! Don't you want to try those mouth-watering food?!

I think I'm Kinesthetic. I like rewriting my notes and answering my exercises and quizzes again to know if I already get how to answer it. It feels like reviewing again what you had learned so far.

I prefer a boarding school or a private school. For boarding school, it is merely for the fun and experience, while for the private school, I was enrolled in private schools since then, so I don't think I'd like to study in public schools. Well, here in my country, it is better to study in private schools because their facility is better than public schools.

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What was your favorite segment of the September WWN Broadcast and why? I wasn't here in September, so I can't answer this. Sorry.
What wizarding class(es) are you most interested in this year? I love history, so I'm enjoying the History of magic, and also the Hogwarts to 1997 because I love HP. I think if I was going to Hogwarts, potions would be one of my favourites, so that is one of my favourites too. Although, to be fair, I am enjoying all of the classes.
What Muggle subjects do you like the most? I love English, History and Science Why? I love English because I am a writer and it comes the easiest to me I think. I write when I'm emotional as well as for fun so it means a lot in my life. I love History in general, I love watching History documentaries and learning all I can about it, so of course I enjoy the subject. I love science, I always excelled in it at school. I was studying to be a science teacher, so that's why I love it.
Which aspects of Hogwarts would you be most excited for and why? I've always loved the idea of a boarding school, and to be fair I think Hogwarts would be the best boarding school ever. The feasts would be amazing, Having your own common rooms to be in with your friends. I think I just love the whole idea of Hogwarts. And, I think all of the subjects would be amazing to study. I am such a Hermoine, I'm the one who would be in the library before school started, and doing homework as soon as we get it!
-There are four types of learners: Visual (images/charts), Auditory (spoken information), Readers/Writers (written information), and Kinesthetic (recreating and practicing). Which type of learner do you think you are? Kinesthetic, and to a lesser extent reader/writer Why? I learn so much faster if I am doing whatever it is I'm meant to be learning, it just seems to be more natural for me that way. I can learn just from reading or writing it down, however it doesn't seem to stick as fast as if I was doing.
- Which type of schooling would you prefer the most? (i.e. boarding school, home school, public/private school, etc.) Why? As I mentioned earlier, boarding school has always interested me, it was something I always wanted to do. I would have loved to be away from my family for a lot of if not all of the year! However, that being said, I am a mother of five and if I was well enough, I would be home schooling our children because I think it is much more tailored to the individual student. There is more to this particular subject however I won't go into it here.

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