Every morning while I eat breakfast I view a few things on the Internet. Dilbert is one of them. Sometimes I find things that apply to teachers as well as managers.
I thought I was doing so well as I created my wonderful PowerPoints to explain various programming topics. I mean they really looked good. Students didn’t seem to be getting things though. I finally decided to try using more worked examples – doubling up on the worked examples rather than talking at students. This seems to be working better.
I still have the PowerPoint decks and the recorded talks I made with some of them. I think they have value for review and as references. But I’m not talking to the slides as much as I used to. I’m just not good at making “fifty slides of pure excitement.”