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Have you ever taught anyone to code?

Survey period: 1 Aug 2022 to 8 Aug 2022

"Teaching" can mean from start to finish, or simply just helping someone learning to code work through a coding issue (like helping with homework or being a support tutor)

OptionVotes% 
I teach coding (or used to teach) as my job517.59
I occassionally teach how to code11016.37
I have taught (or helped teach) coding30645.54
I've tried teaching659.67
No, never14020.83

Q2. And how did it go?

OptionVotes% 
Always excellent7310.86
Generally good28442.26
Mixed results18427.38
Generally not great537.89
Not good. Ever.7811.61



 
GeneralCurrently "coaching" 4 colleagues Pin
CHill601-Aug-22 1:16
mveCHill601-Aug-22 1:16 
Mainly in SQL skills, but also some Automation products/techniques
They have varying levels of skill in "coding", but importantly they all have the desire to learn.

It would have been 5 colleagues, but after a recent session, during which I was having to repeat everything I had spoken about in the previous recorded session, which itself was a repeat of an earlier session during which the colleague took their own notes, they resigned with immediate effect OMG | :OMG:

So, I will never attempt to coach / mentor / teach anyone, ever again, who is not prepared to commit to the learning process - there are many aspects to teaching that can be difficult and frustrating, but I can't see any way of overcoming that basic lack of desire to learn, or more accurately, I won't waste my time on them.

I have the utmost respect and sympathy for School Teachers who have to live with that attitude from (some of) their pupils day in, day out.
GeneralIt's a surprisingly difficult job, teaching. Pin
OriginalGriff31-Jul-22 22:51
mveOriginalGriff31-Jul-22 22:51 
GeneralRe: It's a surprisingly difficult job, teaching. Pin
ronlease1-Aug-22 3:12
professionalronlease1-Aug-22 3:12 
GeneralRe: It's a surprisingly difficult job, teaching. Pin
jeron11-Aug-22 6:13
jeron11-Aug-22 6:13 
GeneralRe: It's a surprisingly difficult job, teaching. Pin
kmoorevs1-Aug-22 7:29
kmoorevs1-Aug-22 7:29 
GeneralRe: It's a surprisingly difficult job, teaching. Pin
Nelek1-Aug-22 11:55
protectorNelek1-Aug-22 11:55 
GeneralRe: It's a surprisingly difficult job, teaching. Pin
Amarnath S3-Aug-22 3:47
professionalAmarnath S3-Aug-22 3:47 
GeneralRe: It's a surprisingly difficult job, teaching. Pin
rnbergren4-Aug-22 5:03
rnbergren4-Aug-22 5:03 
GeneralI'm actually training my mom right now... Pin
Sander Rossel31-Jul-22 22:32
professionalSander Rossel31-Jul-22 22:32 
GeneralRe: I'm actually training my mom right now... Pin
Richard MacCutchan1-Aug-22 3:14
mveRichard MacCutchan1-Aug-22 3:14 
GeneralDoes... Pin
Mehdi Gholam31-Jul-22 20:16
Mehdi Gholam31-Jul-22 20:16 
GeneralRe: Does... Pin
wmjordan1-Aug-22 1:19
professionalwmjordan1-Aug-22 1:19 

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