My first time as a teacher

Monday / Tuesday I gave some lessons at the Games Academy in Berlin. This is a private school for people who want to work in the video games industry. My course this week was mathematics for game programmers, next week it will be physics.
I was pretty nervous. I have done some 45 minutes presentations, but 16 lessons of school is something different. You have to engage people more, there need to be exercises and the pacing needs to balance out. It went pretty well. Naturally I have to fine tune it, but I seem to get information across in a fairly cohesive way. So I am not boring as a teacher, which really is great, because I actually always somehow loved to share information. Which is what teaching is for me, share information and help somebody to get the basics they need to find the information they may be interested in themselves.
So now I have to prepare the physics lessons, but at least I know the people and their expectations.
But who would have thought that my studying theoretical physics and mathematics (which I did for entirely selfish reasons), would 10 years later lead to me giving lessons for game programmers.

2 thoughts on “My first time as a teacher

  1. The response from the students was pretty good, which is unusual for math courses – looks like you are not boring as a teacher! We’d like to ‘use’ you more in the future; I would have liked to meet you in person but unfortunately could not make it. Nevertheless, hope to see you soon!

  2. Hi there I like your post “My first time as a teacher” so well that I like to ask you whether I should translate into German and linking back. Answer welcome. Greetings Schlauchboot

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