Teaching Computer Science: Today Was Not the Best Day to Say What You Just Said14 Jan 2015 / Paul Epps
I asked the class to pass in today’s homework and a student said, “I couldn’t figure out what homework was due today.”
I wasn’t feeling at my best to begin with. I was tired because I was up late making sure the class website was updated with all relevant materials, homework assignments were listed at the top of the page under the Homework header with due dates listed in bold font next to each assignment so that there’s no way anyone looking at the website, assuming they’re old enough to read, could fail to understand what is the homework and when is it due.
So when that kid said that he couldn’t figure out what the homework was, I felt the futility of life grabbing me by the throat and I was mad . . .