Reason for Dropping a Course

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I have not posted anything here in a while, and I am suffering "blog withdrawal" a bit. This morning, an email triggered this post!

I have been teaching at Austin Community College for over 15 years now. Every semester I meet a new crop of students "eager" to learn ...

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Forgetting How To Program

I read this article this morning.

Since I am a pilot, that quote caught my eye, and the story it tells about flying struck me as true about where learning how to program is going these days.

The Push to go Online

Classrooms fill up with students eager to learn ...

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Guido

For years, I have been doing a dis-service to those folks named "Guido". When I grew up, the Mafia was where all the bad guys hung out, and it seemed that the big, muscled, gun-toting, bad guys were all named "Giudo". So when I saw a relatively famous rule all ...

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The Santa Factor

As a teacher, my job is to try to stuff knowledge and skills into the minds of my students, to prepare them for that life they hope to live. It seems to get tougher to do this every class I teach. I am always on the lookout for new ideas ...

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Other People's Code

Here is a quote from one of my chief role models in life. I have changed two words. See if you can figure out which ones they are:

“I say and insist that programming in company is much better than alone, for many reasons. The first is that you would ...
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