Why I’m Teaching Younger Students At My School How To Code

And why you should teach someone how to code, too

Sarvasv Kulpati
Feb 16, 2018 · 4 min read
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1. Technology is becoming increasingly present in our lives

This increasing trend of technology permeating through almost every aspect of our existence — transport, entertainment, productivity, and even education — doesn’t seem to be slowing down. In fact, because of Moore’s Law, it’s speeding up, exponentially.

2. It empowers children to be more than consumers

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3. It teaches them how to think

“Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think.” — Steve Jobs

Programming teaches fundamental problem solving skills like breaking things down into small tasks, keeping things simple and modular, and learning from your mistakes.

4. Students become self-sufficient learners

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5. You become better at coding yourself

When teaching someone something, they will constantly ask you the simplest and most basic questions. These are the foundational pillars of your knowledge, and the fact that you will keep reiterating them means that your understanding will become rock solid.

Why you should teach someone how to code, too

Knowledge should not be locked up and stored or remain in a select group of people’s heads. It should spread, and it is your duty as someone with that knowledge to spread it.

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