Reassure students struggling with common misconceptions that they’re not alone to bolster their confidence.

  • One example of a common misconception is Mark Guzdial’s tip about variable assignment.
  • Note from the CS Teaching Tips Team: For more common misconceptions, go to the Tags page and click on "Content Misconceptions."
  • An atmosphere where everyone is working together to learn, including yourself, helps students relax and bonds students because they’re all in it together.
    • Coding is all about making mistakes and learning from them; things just aren’t going to work out every time.