Entry 497 for Monday August 23, 2021
The core questions:
- What did you do today? Morning session with #TC2007B (afternoon similar) talking about the Kent Beck video on “3x Explore, Expand, Extract” that I asked them to watch (and extra videos as well); student meetings with two #TC1028 students (Héctor and Francisco); therapy session with Valeria.
- What did you enjoy? I really liked sharing my passion about software engineering methodology with both of my groups today. I often circle back to the teachings of Kent Beck who has been a major influence on my work as a software developer AND a teacher over the 20+ years that I have known him. Kent visited our campus many years ago to present at a student run conference and has visited my classroom virtually many times. I am indebted to his contributions to my students’ learning.
- What did you find difficult? Leaning on video content can be good and I like to use this while pausing/commenting/discussing but one needs to be careful with overuse of this. I only showed 10-12 minute segments of the two longer videos after they had viewed the full 3x video as a take-home assignment.
- What has changed? I am starting to see results encouraging my students to use office hours.
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I spent a lot time reviewing some more video and written content by Kent as well as researching resources to share with my students on the topics.