Coding and Coaching
For years it has frustrated me that I don't know how to code. I understand (I think) some of the basic concepts but don't know the mechanics of it. What difference does this make to coaching? Well, I can't speak for all coaches but running a program means I have a lot of different files with different names all about the same or similar things. Coding will (I hope) help me manage my files and information. Once this happens I will be able to link the data together to, hopefully, develop a deeper knowledge . And once this happens I will be able to coach more effectively and efficiently. In theory I can already do this but every time I try I spent 2 hours looking through old files to work out what is in them before realising I've done nothing constructive for the past 2 hours. I spotted this link about a free online coding course on Stephen Downes' website which got me excited, so I'm going to start my Code Year today. Wish me luck.