Interesting approach to teaching computer science

Fun article about Ben Hescott who has some unique - and impressive - approaches to teaching an abstract topic:

Q. Did you experience an “aha’’ teaching moment?

A. My first time teaching, I was using PowerPoint slides. One student kept saying, “I don’t see it.’’ So I turned off the computer, grabbed a piece of chalk, and went through the material slowly on the blackboard, without notes. Afterward, the kid said, “You’re a really good teacher when you’re not using PowerPoint.’’ That changed everything." (from The Boston Globe)

You have to read the whole interview!

Posted on June 26, 2011 and filed under Life, Programming.