|laziness, impatience, and hubris|
Re^5: Bling Bling (or: Teaching Perl to Teenagers)by BrowserUk (Pope)
|on Dec 31, 2010 at 12:42 UTC||Need Help??|
I wonder what the difference between searching for ways to get attention as a sign of trouble and searching for ways to get attention as a sign of excellence?
oko1 has as his sig:
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. -- W. B. Yeats
Before you can teach anyone anything, you have to inspire them to want to learn it. Once you've done that, the next most important task is to teach them how to learn. Once they have the desire to learn, and the tools with which to do so, you can pretty much sit back and just prod them past their sticking points as they arise.
For a bit more, see Re: Computer Education in Public Schools, and the thread.
Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
"Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.