My TEALS volunteers and I have a question as to exactly what we can help the students with while they work on their Create PT in class.
We know we can’t do the code for them, can’t debug the program, test the program, etc. If a student is having an issue with their code, can we say, “You may want to look at the if-else statement you have on line 20.” Can we make suggestions? Say…“have you thought about maybe putting a while statement in there to make your program do ______?” Or can we direct them to one of the lessons in the Units that might help?
We agreed that we can probably do an overview on a specific area with the entire class if we see many students having the same issue with the topic. For example, quite a few students are having problems with arrays. We stop the class and talk to them as a whole about arrays and how they work.
This is the first year I’ve taught this class. Can I get a little guidance from our community experts?