Share your own experiences and struggles, and embrace any mistakes you make.

  • Sharing your own struggles can help you connect with your students.
  • Students may find insight in how you overcame and understood different topics.
  • When you make a mistake in class, acknowledge it and try to not appear embarrassed. These situations provide an opportunity to model that you can learn from mistakes and they are a normal part of computer science and the learning process.
    • Example: "Thanks for catching my mistake!"
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