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Teaching a Session at CYF

A session to get your head round what exactly to do in a lesson

Key Points

  • No lectures - Nobody talks for more than 10 minutes
  • Don't teach alone - Share the session teaching amongst volunteers
  • Cold call - Choose people by name to answer questions (and mix it up!)
  • Live code - Share your screen and try things out
  • Everybody writes - Have the trainees code along with you - or have them tell you what to do next
  • Normalise googling - Say 'I don't know; let's find out' often - even if you do know
  • Exercises over lectures - Give people plenty of practice coding in public
  • Make mistakes - And fix them in public
This session is open - you can run this in a group at any time