When students are struggling, act like a GPS voice guidance-system to steer them in the right direction.

  • Navigate students when they ask for help as the navigator would in a pair programming situation.
    • The key is to try not to drive.
  • As a teacher you will probably move and think much faster than students, so they won’t be able to understand what you are doing if you start driving.
    • This makes students very nervous.
  • It’s always great to see the face of students when they figure out their own bugs or discover their bug was a small error.
    • It’s a great learning lesson to pay attention to the small details.

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Interview with Corina Acosta