Encourage students to try to break everything they code to quell their nervousness with Javascript.

  • Students may be scared of Javascript after having learned HTML and CSS because scripting seems like a lot more pressure.
    • In HTML and CSS you’re just adding structure with tags, it’s not as scary because you can’t really break anything.
  • You have to make the idea of breaking things comfortable!
    • Breaking code should be like a game; encourage students to break absolutely everything they code so they will start to see that breaking something doesn’t mean you can’t learn it. In fact its actually part of the learning process!

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Interview with Corina Acosta