If you could create/select a new subject that had to be taught in high school, what would it be, and why?
Yoga. That would include asana, pranayama, the Yoga Sutras, the philosophies and the connections between body, mind and spirit. Since yoga is technically not a religion, it doesn’t violate separation of church and state. The study of yoga would help students focus, find balance in their lives, and learn compassion and non-attachment. They’d also be healthier in body, mind and spirit. I can attest that it has benefited me in all three areas.
Maybe it would have to be repackaged to make it palatable to those who insist on political correctness and don’t wish to offend anyone. Maybe we could call it Life Studies 101 – Health and Peaceful Coexistence.