April 6th, 2020 | 59 mins 41 secs
coaching, equity, resilience, teaching
In this episode, Kelly and Sean invite Elena Aguilar to our show for a little twist of conversations. Elena Aguilar “Elena has trained thousands of educators across the United States and abroad in transformational coaching.
April 1st, 2020 | 41 mins 25 secs
parenting, python, teaching
Python for Parents, so you want your child to code? Sometimes it just takes a few creative ideas and a short amount of time to make some fun little projects. Sean and Kelly, with the help of Anthony Shaw and his lovely daughters, ‘ Zebra’ and ‘Jaguar’ have a little fun with this topic!
March 28th, 2020 | 37 mins 55 secs
distance learning, online, teaching
With our campus closed due to COVID-19 and distance learning in full swing, Kelly and Sean discuss the brighter side of all these sudden changes to education.
March 2nd, 2020 | 41 mins 19 secs
computer science, game design, gaming, python, teaching
Trying to find an easier way to get students excited about programming? Feeling stuck with the PyGame library? Paul Craven, maintainer of the Arcade Python library joins us to talk about using game design to teach programming.
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.
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.