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Stop using big words and industry jargons (and what to do instead)

Let’s say you want to teach a person something. Why does the person not understand what you’re saying?

One of the main reasons is because we like to use big words and industry jargons. These jargons may mean something to us, but they mean nothing to the people we’re trying to teach.

The next time you try to teach programming, watch out for the words you use.

Pushing to a Git remote

Note: This the third video in the Git for beginners series. Watch the first video here.

In Git terminology, we call the Git repository on your computer a local repository.

A Git remote is the same repository stored somewhere else on the internet. It can serve as a backup. If your computer crashes, you can always get the latest version from the remote back onto your computer.

Creating good analogies

Many beginners believe they cannot understand JavaScript because JavaScript is abstract.

But JavaScript isn’t abstract. Programming isn’t abstract either.

People feel that programming is abstract because they don’t have a proper hook to understand it yet. Programming can become real and relatable once a proper hook is installed.

This hook comes in the form of analogies.

How to write a good coding article

A good article shows a student how to think through a problem. The student will go “oooohhhhh!” as they read through the article. They’ll understand the concept they’re trying to learn, and they’ll stop searching the web for the same topic.

Lousy articles do the opposite. Students get more confused as they read through the article. They may even wonder if they have what it takes to learn programming.

It doesn’t take much to turn a bad article into a good one. The content can remain the same. You only need to get five factors right.

Setting up a Git Client

Today we’re going to talk about Git. You’re going to learn what is Git and how to setup a Git client on your computer.

The key to teaching

A good teacher has many skills.

They know how to communicate well, They know how to explain things, they know how to tell if students are confused. They also know how to tease questions out of students.

There’s a never-ending list of things to get good at if you want to teach well.

But there’s just one thing that holds them together. If you get this one thing right, everything follows.

Starting a podcast

I’m going to start a podcast.

But why am I starting a podcast when I’m already doing video every Friday?

Where to find people to teach

You can teach anyone who wants to learn what you already know.

You can find these students in many places, both online and offline. Here are a few strategies you can try.

Visual Studio Live Share

Today I’m going to share with you an awesome plugin that lets you live code with other people. It is called VS Live Share.

What we’re going to do today is to setup VS Live Share. I’ll also show you how to start a collaboration session and join a collaboration session.

Hold on while i sign you up…

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