I’ve gone through Unit 1 and part of Unit 2 lesson by lesson, and I’m starting to struggle. My students are on Unit 3 and although I can figure out answers to some of their questions, I am lost a lot of the time.
I have taught Computer Applications for years, but this is my first coding course. I wasn’t able to attend the training, but surely one week isn’t enough time to work through all the coding concepts for Units 2 & 3? I’ve already spent many hours on my own doing the lessons, and I have many more to go to complete the course to the end of Unit 3.
My concern is that even though I might be able to figure things out with another 100 hours of practice, I’m finding that coding is alien to my brain.
Is anyone else finding it more than challenging to understand and teach the course? This is the first time in 20+ years of teaching that I haven’t understood what I’ve taught, and it’s not a fun feeling. I’ve found myself relying on one of my students for help when I can’t figure something out.
Any thoughts on what I might do to become more competent at HTML? Is it just a matter of putting in the time?
Thank you very much.
Creekside Middle School