Sean is a dad, coder, teacher, geek, marketer, salmon enthusiast, Star Wars fan, and 3D-printing nut living in Florida. Prior to teaching, he has worked in IT and marketing for Procter & Gamble, Kaplan University (now Purdue University Global), and Diagnostic Centers of America. Sean is the founder of Red Reef Digital, a digital marketing consulting firm and is a certified HubSpot partner. He has a bachelor's and master's degree in information systems from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.
October 20th, 2019 | 33 mins 44 secs
education, python, reflection, teaching
Has it already been a year of learning and teaching Python for Kelly and Sean? In this episode, our co-hosts talk about the things they wish they knew a year ago to make their Python journey even better.
October 4th, 2019 | 43 mins 14 secs
automation, coding, python
Isn’t it surprising how much repetition goes into the job of teaching? What if you could use Python to automate that and focus on the work that adds the most value for your students? Or at least eliminate the boring teaching stuff like transferring grades or setting up iPads.
September 3rd, 2019 | 48 mins 56 secs
design, python, teaching
In this episode, Kelly and Sean discuss how their philosophy of teaching helps them to design their daily curriculum for their courses.
July 17th, 2019 | 34 mins 12 secs
python, software, teaching
In this episode, Sean and Kelly discuss their top 5 favorite editors for teaching (and learning) Python.
June 27th, 2019 | 30 mins 34 secs
professional development, project-based learning, python, teaching
Many teachers give advice to parents on how to keep kids engaged during the summer. Sean and Kelly take their own advice and apply it to teachers and professional development. In this episode, we discuss how to avoid the “Summer Slide” and what we are doing to keep on learning.
June 20th, 2019 | 38 mins 12 secs
python, reflection, teaching
Kelly and Sean both agree that reflecting on your teaching is vital for our growth as educators and learners. In this episode, they take a few moments to reflect on their year, their lessons, their learning, and their progress. “ Learning without reflection is a waste. Reflection without learning is dangerous.”-Confucius
June 20th, 2019 | 51 mins 34 secs
pedagogy, python, teaching
In this episode, Kelly and Sean talk to freelance educational consultant Meg Ray. She was the founding Teacher in Residence at Cornell Tech where she was responsible for the implementation and design of a coaching program for K-8 CS teachers in New York City schools.
May 28th, 2019 | 36 mins 15 secs
agriculture, farmfemmes, python
When most of us think of agriculture, we don't think of it as a cutting-edge playground for AI, robotics, and data science development in Python. You may be surprised to learn how the next generation of agriculture professionals embraces innovation to make our food supply more affordable, efficient, and environmentally sustainable.
May 18th, 2019 | 20 mins 17 secs
learning, python, teachers, twitter
In this episode, Sean and Kelly discuss the importance of having a Personal Learning Network or PLN, why we use it, and how to develop one for your computer science teaching with Python.
May 5th, 2019 | 38 mins 35 secs
live, pycon, python
Kelly and Sean reflect on their first ever PyCon in Cleveland, Ohio. Topics include the Education Summit, amazing people we've met, cross-stitch embroidery problem solving using Python, and mini-interviews with attendees.
April 24th, 2019 | 8 mins
Kelly and Sean are headed to their first PyCon next week. In this special mini-episode, they discuss their Top 5 things that they're looking forward to at the conference. Are you going? Want to meet up with us? Send us a tweet!
April 22nd, 2019 | 47 mins 29 secs
abstraction, analytical thinking, python, teaching
Kelly and Sean get motivation from Michael Kennedy’s podcast Beginners and Experts. Where Michaels and the panelists discuss, how do you go about attacking a problem? In this episode, Kelly and Sean digest abstraction and analytical thinking in the school setting and how computational thinking plays a part in all this. They discuss the activities that are used to help promote these skills.