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 25th, 2019 | 56 mins 29 secs
interviews, python, teaching
Kelly and Sean interview Eric Matthes, author of Python Crash Course, about how he began programming, what led him to teaching, and the important lessons from Python to be learned both inside and outside of the classroom.
November 5th, 2019 | 55 mins 39 secs
adult education, python, teaching
In this episode, Kelly and Sean speak to Reuven Lerner about how to teach adult learners and people switching to Python from other languages. Reuven is a corporate trainer of Python and Data Science. He helps developers around the world learn how to code in Python. As fellow teachers, we dive into the similarities and differences of teaching adults versus students. What works? What is new and interesting?
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.
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.
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.