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Being a Teacher is a Challenge

January 3rd, 2009

I was thinking recently what a challenging job it is to be a teacher how teaches computer science. With the technology progressing so fast and students getting smarter and more knowledgeable day after day, it is becoming more and more difficult for a person to keep pace with all the changes taking place. The thing also is that teachers are older than their students. This creates a challenge in which an older person has to compete with those who are younger, have more energy to learn and are generally more excited about computers. Generally computer teachers did not grow up spending all their time in front of a computer so it is not natural for them to know how everything works. In fact, I have rarely met a computer science teacher who was more than 40 years old. They are very rare.

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