⚖️ One of the most important issues when teaching is the level of difficulty to be adequate to the student.
❗️When the student has to work on something too easy for him, then he will get bored, and, however, he won’t make progress.
❗️If the student has to work on something too difficult for him, then he will get disappointed, and he will be tempted to give up. And this may affect his self-esteem.
✅But, when the student is working on a challenging task, one that if he focuses he can solve, then he both achieves progress in learning and his self-esteem benefits. 🔑
❓How can educators achieve this when all children are different, have different levels of understanding and when they live in different environments that impact their development?
💡The answer is: by observing the students individually and continuously adapting to their level.
Coding a Story provides materials that parents and educators use progressively:
✅ the main book – that will introduce them to algorithms and teach them the main control stuctures
✅ the additional illustrations (or their own drawings) – that they will use to expand the algorithm with new actions while using their imagination
✅ the workbook about decisions, through which they will better understand causality
✅ the workbook about loops, that will guide them to understand repetitive instructions, nested repetitions and even infinite repetitions.
📚 Children will be able to do some of the tasks by themselves from the beginning, then, they will need help for some tasks, and for others they may require more examples and more focus. It is important to support and guide them in their work, but not more than they ask for.
Practicing will make them develop their analytical thinking that they will apply in all their activities, programming-related or not.