Yesterday was my first day coaching at Codebar. Despo Pentara posted a tweet in the afternoon that they were short of a coaches due to unusually high number of students, and I have always enjoyed teaching, so I jumped in without hesitation. It’s also the best way to learn and uncover the gaps in my knowledge.
Here are couple of things I learnt about pairing:
Never touch the driver’s computer. It undermines confidence.
Avoid giving away the solution directly. Instead, act as a rubber duck, and ask the right questions so your pair can find the solution by himself. That builds self-confidence.
Next week: jQuery. Bring on the syntactic sugar!