Coding in the Classical Liberal Arts Education starting in Kindergarten
A recent NAIS article states that “Kindergartners should write code as they are learning to read English; teenagers should be griping about their code homework.”
And all our students should secretly love it, even when it frustrates them, because it gives them that tingly feeling. It is time to thread it into the curriculum from kindergarten through high school, along with language arts and mathematics.
Type my html into a text editor, save the file as a web page and double-click it. Your default browser should show the table pictured above. Whether your code works or not, you will feel it: that tingle in your brain as you compose. Frustrated because it didn’t work? That’s good for your brain too. Failure is a mighty teacher. Keep at it. Don’t stop. Give in to the feeling.