Much (most?) of the literature is gloriously one-sided and IMHO deceptive in pretending that Python is good at many things it sucks at. This doesn’t help those teachers trying to make a fair and balanced decision. Overall, I believe that if you learn programming primarily via Python you’ll be a weaker programmer than if you
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Another year, another government announces more compulsory exams for young children – enforced testing of timestables for children leaving Primary. I detest exams. Not because I was bad at them – I won scholarships, I got into a top University, and graduated with little effort. But exams frustrated and annoyed me; I felt from the
It is easy, as a Teacher, to assume that everything your pupils learnt in the last lesson they will still know in the next lesson. For you – slaving over hot lesson plans, repeating the knowledge over and over, before delivering it possibly multiple times within a single week – it’s almost impossible to forget.
The sleep deprivation has reached migraine-inducing levels. And I’m still a noob at teaching. So take this all with a fair pinch of salt…normal service will resume shortly (posts on Computing and Programming and successes, ideas, and failures in teaching them) It’s about bad teaching, and bad Teachers Before teaching, one of my pet hates
18:00 and it’s a constant battle to keep my eyes open. I’m sitting in Starbucks, after large coffee (4th of the day, and had 3 cups of tea since 5:30am), and I’m desperately visiting something, anything on the web to stay awake for a social event that starts at 8pm. Last two Fridays – despite
2 weeks into teaching, and… …sometimes I don’t know what day it is any more. Is it Sunday? Or Wednesday? Where am I supposed to be in now? … in 10 minutes? What have I forgotten? The days and the lessons all blur-together. The commute – sometimes 50 minutes, sometimes 2 hours each way. The