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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Three Flavors of Instructor Training

It's been a busy few months for instructor training: along with a two-day class at the University of Manchester, we also wrapped up a pilot of a new k...
December 18, 2015

Educational Engineering

One of the participants in this week's instructor training course mailed me to say, "[We] were discussing some of the ideas we were talking about in edu...
December 15, 2015

Teaching in Cambridge

I ran a three-hour class on teaching as part of EuroSciPy in Cambridge this summer; the video is available online.
December 11, 2015

Teaching For Loops

A few days ago, Karin Lagesen asked people what metaphors they use when teaching for loops. It kicked off an entertaining thread. When we talk abo...
December 10, 2015

My Literature Problems

Problem #1 A couple of years ago, I put together a bibliography of research into the software engineering aspects of scientific computing. I'd n...
December 06, 2015