While writing about facilitation and teaching I’ve been interviewing people I admire for their teaching skills. One of them is Mattan Griffel, who currently teaches programming at Columbia Business School. One of his brilliant insights was to give his students challenges that required knowledge that he hadn’t taught yet. Some groups figured it out anyway because they began searching for an answer on their own. And those who didn’t, had at least experienced the problem, so when he introduced the solution later, they understood how it would help them. And either way it builds their stamina for being in the frustration. I think this can be applied far beyond programming.
With much love