Comments on: Leaving high school teaching (for now) http://helenemartin.com/2011-07-leaving-high-school-teaching-for-now/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=leaving-high-school-teaching-for-now You don't understand something until you've taught a teenager to teach a computer to do it. Mon, 08 Apr 2013 04:47:39 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.6.1 By: Hélène Martin http://helenemartin.com/2011-07-leaving-high-school-teaching-for-now/comment-page-1/#comment-3359 Hélène Martin Wed, 31 Aug 2011 18:41:45 +0000 http://www.helenemartin.com/?p=657#comment-3359 Quincy, thanks so much. You don’t know how much your message means to me. Good luck with everything and keep in touch!! (that’s for all students)

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By: Quincy http://helenemartin.com/2011-07-leaving-high-school-teaching-for-now/comment-page-1/#comment-3335 Quincy Sat, 27 Aug 2011 23:35:45 +0000 http://www.helenemartin.com/?p=657#comment-3335 Late as I may be I still believe it to be important to leave a note here,

At first I was disappointed to find out (just earlier) that you left GHS, but was linked here and after reading that I just wanted to say you are one of my favorite and most inspiring teachers Ms. Martin. Although I don’t attend GHS anymore I’m sure students who haven’t had you as a teacher wish they did, but at the same time I’m sure all the students support your decision completely to work at UW (it sounds much too good to turn down).

So I just wanted to say congratulations and good luck on what you choose to do in the future.
(all speaking sincerely from the perspective of a former student)

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By: Garth http://helenemartin.com/2011-07-leaving-high-school-teaching-for-now/comment-page-1/#comment-3095 Garth Fri, 29 Jul 2011 15:54:31 +0000 http://www.helenemartin.com/?p=657#comment-3095 Bummer. I guess you had better get to work designing one while you are there. Make it a summer program and I will be there.

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By: Hélène Martin http://helenemartin.com/2011-07-leaving-high-school-teaching-for-now/comment-page-1/#comment-3092 Hélène Martin Thu, 28 Jul 2011 21:52:50 +0000 http://www.helenemartin.com/?p=657#comment-3092 There is no teacher education program. I will be working with instructors who are already in the classroom. In Washington state, they must have a Career and Technical Education certificate to teach CS. That means they have some prior industry experience but not necessarily much teaching experience.

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By: Garth http://helenemartin.com/2011-07-leaving-high-school-teaching-for-now/comment-page-1/#comment-3085 Garth Wed, 27 Jul 2011 14:07:36 +0000 http://www.helenemartin.com/?p=657#comment-3085 Does this mean UW has a teacher education program in CS for high school teachers or just the usual CS for industry?

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By: Hélène Martin http://helenemartin.com/2011-07-leaving-high-school-teaching-for-now/comment-page-1/#comment-3047 Hélène Martin Wed, 20 Jul 2011 12:12:09 +0000 http://www.helenemartin.com/?p=657#comment-3047 When adults express skepticism in future generations` ability to be thoughtful, productive residents of this planet, I can point to you and friends and colleagues as clear evidence that we shouldn`t worry too much. Of course I`ll visit — you guys are my 150 children!

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By: Jason Buell http://helenemartin.com/2011-07-leaving-high-school-teaching-for-now/comment-page-1/#comment-3017 Jason Buell Fri, 15 Jul 2011 21:56:21 +0000 http://www.helenemartin.com/?p=657#comment-3017 Congratulations. I hope you will continue to blog your new experience.

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By: Grant http://helenemartin.com/2011-07-leaving-high-school-teaching-for-now/comment-page-1/#comment-3016 Grant Fri, 15 Jul 2011 21:48:19 +0000 http://www.helenemartin.com/?p=657#comment-3016 Ms. Martin,
As someone that had you for three semesters, I can say that you have not only changed my life, but changed the lives of many around me. Through your dedication, you have created a program from nothing. Many people have told me that they signed up for CS courses because you were the teacher. Even as you leave, the next teacher will be fantastic, and please remember that you are the reason this exists.
Thank you (and don’t forget to visit!).
Grant

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