Way back in the "Dark Ages" when I was presented FORTRAN and COBOL, the language was "if/then"...reprogramming my own brain to if/else, I understand the logic. I believe sharing the language with our students will bring awareness. For example, "If we have Gym, wear your gym uniform and sneakers; else, wear your school uniform." Continued reinforcement will solidify the concept. The Loops will reveal patterns; I admittedly have some issue with writing the code with least steps possible. As with all learned concepts, practice, practice, practice...also, partner work with some friendly coding experts!