Teaching Programmers Through Empathy

Jun 1, 2014

I gave my first conference talk on May 30th at Self Conference. I presented on teaching programmers. I touched on four topics.

  • Safety. Creating a safe learning environment is huge. I went over what this means and some techniques to use.
  • Authority. Authority is all about becoming a reliable resource. I also touched on some techniques here.
  • Collaborative Learning. I probably spent the most time on this. It’s so important.
  • Mentorship. I closed out talking about how you continue to teach after the course is over.

It went pretty well, and I think creating an effective environment for teaching is a great topic. Something we should definitely should be talking about more.

Remember , We Are All Educators