Techless Teaching and Tears


I've always loved doing classroom tech/coding lessons. Getting to my own kid's class makes it extra special because as a dad it gives me an opportunity to embarrass them in front of their friends.

I always like to take a tech-less approach, so I can focus on the thinking. I like to give analogs to the typical types of problems Software Engineers deal with.

Today's lesson I was the classroom's robot and they had a few different exercises including "writing" procedural commands to have me drink a glass of water.

It was fun, but arguably a little too realistic as it brought one child to tears when they got frustrated with a "bug" in the "code."

Thankfully, everyone bounced back when they realized the power they had over me - and intentionally programmed me to spill the water on myself. And did it again. And again.

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