TITLE: A Handy Guideline for Teaching Beginners AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford DATE: October 14, 2014 2:22 PM DESC: ----- BODY: I was putting together a short exercise for my students to do in class today. "Maybe this is too difficult. Should I make it easier?" If you ever ask yourself this question, there is only one answer.
When in doubt, make it simpler.
On the days when I trust its wisdom and worry that I've made things too easy to be interesting, I am usually surprised by how well things go. On the days when I get lazy, or a little cocky, and stick with something that caused me to wonder, there is usually very little surprise. -----