Years ago, I lost my temper while arguing with my brother, and said, "Jeff, I could teach you everything I know and you'd still be an idiot." Please keep that in mind as you read this site.

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I’ve been tracking how long I work on what for a while now, and the distribution tells me that I need to manage interruptions a little better.
February 20, 2019

Is Code-Along Formative Assessment?

Wikipedia defines formative assessment as, “…a range of formal and informal assessment procedures conducted by teachers during the learning process in order ...
February 20, 2019

Late Binding

I’ve been working on a new Jekyll template for lessons that can also be used to produce nicely-formatted PDFs, mostly to give myself an excuse to do a little...
February 16, 2019

Examples Wanted for Code Review

There’s a lot of good advice on the web about how to do code reviews, from Cohen et al’s Best Kept Secrets of Peer Code Review to articles like these ones. W...
February 11, 2019