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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 
LOL, that was my experience teaching Java... (1 did not need to be there, 3 did really well, almost half had to retake the class).

But your local college reminded me of an experience I had with a Lady (whose qualifications were being a teacher, and her husband was a programmer). I was a Teenager who had self-learned 4 languages, and MACRO-11 Assembly.

She made me take her BASIC class, although I had 3 types of BASIC under my belt.

In class, one day she used the LOOP Variable, AFTER the loop. Had no idea it could be 1(Increment) value higher than the loop value, and she was checking it for an early exit condition (incorrectly). I raised my hand to tell her she SHOULD NEVER do that, and it's bad form, and this MANUAL mentions it. (I did not own the book. I could not afford IT and the class. LOL. So I borrowed on from someone before the class, and read the entire thing over a weekend and gave it back).

She asked me to show her in the book (I explained I didn't have a copy, and she cut me off, told the class not to listen to me). I borrowed a book from the kid in front of me (who was hesitant b/c of the teacher).

I found the paragraph, just as the class ended, and I went up and showed her the paragraph.

I guess I pissed her off when I asked "didn't you read the book?" And why would you not remember such a critical concept. (Lets just say I learned what on OMBUDSMAN was because of that course. She became hellbent on punishing me in that class).

Wow... Circa 1986

thanks for triggering that memory. It taught me to stand my ground against professors, and when I was teaching, it taught me to be very careful about what I TAUGHT (that I actually KNEW it), and that I would re-read things to be 100% certain...

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 
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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