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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



 
Generalworked as Team Leader at College, Taught Parttime Pin
rnbergren4-Aug-22 4:55
rnbergren4-Aug-22 4:55 
GeneralOnce Pin
jsc424-Aug-22 1:40
professionaljsc424-Aug-22 1:40 
GeneralNot coding ... Pin
Amarnath S2-Aug-22 21:15
professionalAmarnath S2-Aug-22 21:15 
GeneralBoth question have the same number of responses. Pin
James Curran2-Aug-22 6:54
James Curran2-Aug-22 6:54 
GeneralRe: Both question have the same number of responses. Pin
Tipton Tyler2-Aug-22 7:51
Tipton Tyler2-Aug-22 7:51 
GeneralRe: Both question have the same number of responses. Pin
Kirk 103898212-Aug-22 9:28
Kirk 103898212-Aug-22 9:28 
GeneralMentoring Pin
Gary Wheeler2-Aug-22 2:31
Gary Wheeler2-Aug-22 2:31 
GeneralNo never+excellent Pin
decaffeinatedMonkey2-Aug-22 3:14
decaffeinatedMonkey2-Aug-22 3:14 
GeneralRe: No never+excellent Pin
Mark Starr2-Aug-22 3:20
professionalMark Starr2-Aug-22 3:20 
GeneralTaught COBOL at college, eons ago Pin
DerekT-P2-Aug-22 0:26
professionalDerekT-P2-Aug-22 0:26 
GeneralRe: Taught COBOL at college, eons ago Pin
Kirk 103898212-Aug-22 9:36
Kirk 103898212-Aug-22 9:36 
Generalwhere does teaching juniors fall in? Pin
maze32-Aug-22 0:09
professionalmaze32-Aug-22 0:09 
GeneralTutor at uni - Mixed Results Pin
kmoorevs1-Aug-22 7:24
kmoorevs1-Aug-22 7:24 
GeneralRe: Tutor at uni - Mixed Results Pin
Kirk 103898212-Aug-22 9:46
Kirk 103898212-Aug-22 9:46 
GeneralRe: Tutor at uni - Mixed Results Pin
Dan Neely4-Aug-22 4:43
Dan Neely4-Aug-22 4:43 
GeneralI tried, but the person didn't seem to really want help actually learning... Pin
Dan Neely1-Aug-22 6:53
Dan Neely1-Aug-22 6:53 
GeneralTaught her to code, but .... Pin
Jalapeno Bob1-Aug-22 5:42
professionalJalapeno Bob1-Aug-22 5:42 
GeneralRe: Taught her to code, but .... Pin
raddevus4-Aug-22 5:08
mvaraddevus4-Aug-22 5:08 
GeneralI would teach if it paid well Pin
snorkie1-Aug-22 3:27
professionalsnorkie1-Aug-22 3:27 
Right now, I get the greatest joy from my current job teaching/mentoring other developers. I'll drop almost anything and hop on a zoom to help out. I like to not just give the answer, but explain the background on issues and how the code got to where it was. Then I'll often switch to other parts of the code and explain context before coming back to their question. All the time, I ask probing questions that I don't expect them to know the answer to. I try not to ask any question that I don't already know the answer to. Eventually we'll get the answer and I can see their enlightenment as they understand the long answer to what felt like a simple question.

Of course along the way, I check in to make sure they are still interested and have time to continue. If it paid better, I would teach at the college level. Until then, I'll hope they keep bringing in new developers to entertain me Smile | :)
Hogan

GeneralRe: I would teach if it paid well Pin
Mike (Prof. Chuck)1-Aug-22 19:52
professionalMike (Prof. Chuck)1-Aug-22 19:52 
GeneralNot very good ... Pin
Richard MacCutchan1-Aug-22 3:11
mveRichard MacCutchan1-Aug-22 3:11 
GeneralI keep trying to get my techie wife to code. Pin
Ron Anders1-Aug-22 2:52
Ron Anders1-Aug-22 2:52 
GeneralI hesitate to say excellent Pin
honey the codewitch1-Aug-22 1:55
mvahoney the codewitch1-Aug-22 1:55 
GeneralBest way to learn a subject Pin
theoldfool1-Aug-22 1:24
professionaltheoldfool1-Aug-22 1:24 
GeneralRe: Best way to learn a subject Pin
Nelek1-Aug-22 12:01
protectorNelek1-Aug-22 12:01 

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