Day 1 Behind Me

4:51 PM (yesterday)

NECC Code WarriersThe day is almost over. Teaching a programming class of 30, mostly techno-expert educators, was a demand that I wouldn’t be up to for more than a few days. Teaching a six-hour workshop without the stamina that teachers seem to have on demand is quite a challenge. It reminds me of those days at the beginning of the school year, when after the day was over and you walked into your home, and the only thing you could do is fall into your couch. Teaching can be an exhausting job. My workshop participants were wonderful, and wonderfully patient and understanding when the breakers on the computers in the lab kept breaking, due to the heat in the room.

That problem sorted itself out. But, I have to note (and this is the purpose of these blog) that the NECC support staff on hand at Penn Alex school, set up a new lab, and configured all of those computers as web servers and installed the files and a demo copy of BBedit on each of those computers, so that we could have a fall-back of the breaker problems percisted. It had taken me and one other person three hours to accomplish the configurations the afternoon before.

This expression of support was nothing less than heroic, and I want to thank the tireless staff at the Penn Alex school for helping to make the workshops a success.

Now, where’s that couch.

Author: David Warlick

David Warlick has been an educator for the past 40+ years. He continues to do some writing, but is mostly seeking his next intersect between play, passion and purpose, dabbling in photography, drone videography and music production.