February 3rd, 2020 | 52 mins 16 secs
education, lego, python, robotics, teaching
It's not always easy to be a Python teacher. Whether it's trying to find the right words to explain something, handling severe frustration, building perseverance, or losing students while coding together, Python teachers are facing problems beyond just the code. Sean and Kelly discuss five of the things that frequently go wrong in the classroom and how we handle it.
January 12th, 2020 | 54 mins 55 secs
education, elementaryeducation, python
Peter Chan is a 4th grade teacher in Quebec, Canada. In addition to using Python in his classroom, Peter also employs maker techniques, math exploration, and English language skills.
December 18th, 2019 | 38 mins 53 secs
diversity, education, learning, python, sel
In this episode, Kelly and Sean explore the idea that everyone should learn to code-- not to become a programmer but for so much more! How do we continue to foster an interest in coding for those kids that are not so interested in computer science?
November 28th, 2019 | 16 mins 11 secs
buying guide, education, python, teaching
In celebration of the great retail holiday of Black Friday, Kelly and Sean share their holiday buying guide for computer science teachers, including 3d printers, #PythonHardware, and books.
November 11th, 2019 | 46 mins 31 secs
ar, education, machine learning, predictions, vr
In this episode, Kelly and Sean discuss plausible trends in machine learning, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, and data science that we may see in schools by 2024. We focus on 5 areas from microscale in the classroom to macro across the entire educational system.
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.
March 7th, 2019 | 43 mins 25 secs
education, innovation, teaching
With their school's Innovation Institute coming up, Kelly and Sean explore the topic of innovation in education. How do you cultivate it in yourself and others? What skills help you become more innovative? How do you teach it?
December 31st, 2018 | 28 mins 55 secs
education, python, resilience
Co-hosts Kelly and Sean discuss their top eight methods for building resilience in students. Whether you call it grit, perseverance, persistence, determination, or something else, it's important to help students get through the hard and often frustrating moments of learning a new language so that they can become self-sufficient.
December 17th, 2018 | 34 mins 14 secs
education, flow, metacognition, python
Kelly and Sean discuss the importance of the 'click' when learning Python and identify strategies for encouraging a state of flow in classrooms. What is the click moment? How do you know when flow is achieved?
December 5th, 2018 | 30 mins 48 secs
education, getting started, python, tynker
Our very first episode! Kelly and Sean talk about how to get started teaching Python, including how to set up a room for computer science, what books and podcasts were most useful, the joys of Tynker, and how to set your own expectations for how to teach Python for others.