The Least Assholish Person

@ellesystem wrote:

What actually makes a good first language? I’m sure CS ed has grappled with this, but it seems like a daunting question.

@elliewix replied

The language the least assholish person willing to teach in is the best. Anything that’s the best can still be made the worst by the instructor. (sorry, I’m glad people are looking at this but I’m just so exhausted and burned out from the entire enterprise of everthing)

She’s right, which means my one-day class on how to teach has a new and better goal: to make people the least assholish teachers they can possibly be.