I’m in the middle of a lot of transition. I’m a new mom, in a new city (Seattle), looking for a new type of job.
I’ve been teaching (mostly English) for quite a while, but lately I’ve been getting interested in programming. So interested that I’m thinking about switching careers. But first I need to make sure I have the necessary skills.
As it turn out, there are a LOT of resources for aspiring software development online, which means that I can use them to try to teach myself the skills I need. So I’m going to blog my way through learning some of them.
As someone who has spent a lot of time in classrooms, I tend to have strong opinions about pedagogy. I’m willing to learn from whatever is out there, but just so you know where I’m coming from:
- I tend to favor student-centered learning.
- I like practical exercises that mimic real-life situations.
- I like challenges that help me to reach a specific goal, but let me figure out a lot of the pieces by myself.
If that’s how you learn too, maybe you’ll enjoy learning along with me…
Let’s get started!