Understanding Different Audiences While Teaching

My teaching experience comes from teaching mainly 100- and 200-level computer programming classes.  There is an enjoyable aspect to these classes, a nurturing feeling of helping someone get started.  Early classes also have less complications from a prerequisite perspective.  Developing a course plan always involves identifying the starting point, but with intro classes at least that […]

Making Grades Feel Fair

I haven’t blogged much about teaching, but I’d like to start.  I had an enjoyable and successful run as a programming teacher for the last few years.  When I teach, one of my priorities is gaining the confidence of students.  Students have a tenuous trust in teachers, earned from the uneven quality of instruction they receive.  I draw […]