Thinking Tasks #1 – Boxes function

Quite often after covering a big chunk of theory, I will try to get students to think about how to actually put it into practice. This task was very successful and resulted in one student going away and spending hours trying to figure out how to make the boxes work perfectly. After a bit moreContinue reading “Thinking Tasks #1 – Boxes function”

Teaching students to think

The hardest thing I find as a Computing teacher is teaching students to think. They always seem to get totally hung up on the syntax of how you are supposed to write a particular statement (my students’ favourite being the “if loop” …Grrrrr…) or where the colons are meant to go. I’m teaching using PythonContinue reading “Teaching students to think”