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Even the best curriculum is better when you can tailor your teaching to meet your students' needs with our expertly gathered teaching tips!
Even the best curriculum is better when you can tailor your teaching to meet your students' needs with our expertly gathered teaching tips!

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Emphasize the difference between terms that may have a similar meaning in English, but not in code. http://ow.ly/XwoL305I8wP

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Introduce synonyms for CS to demystify terms describing CS jobs. http://ow.ly/2Hxh305I7Kq

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Encourage students who have worked ahead in the Code.org curriculum to explore PlayLab so they can use their time constructively by continuing to code. http://ow.ly/iOqa305I7aO

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Misconception: Students incorrectly believe that variables passed into a block in Snap! will get modified; however, a copy of the passed-in variable is what the block receives and modifies. http://ow.ly/9ern305I6DT

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Misconception: Students frequently misunderstand the requirements for hyperlinks in HTML. http://ow.ly/43l7305I6jy

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Use Python as an intro language rather than Java or C to allow students to focus on problem-solving more than syntax http://ow.ly/t5Qc305I5EE

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Regularly reassure students that you have confidence in their abilities to keep them from becoming frustrated. http://ow.ly/U9NW305I5bw

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Encourage students to master one programming language before moving on to new languages to ensure they understand it http://ow.ly/h6ek305I1Sv

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Use Problets to teach nested loops. http://ow.ly/OEp4305I0Kt

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Emphasize that having more experience does not make some students smarter than others. http://ow.ly/yQ1X305I0fm
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