It is hard to teach programming

Teaching programming is by far the most difficult topic I have ever taught.  As a math teacher I usually have a textbook full of homework problems to choose from, supplementary materials, pre-cooked texts and quizzes and the material is all designed for the grade level of the course.  Programming typically has diddly-squat written for the high school classroom.  The textbooks I have found are as exciting as watching paint dry.  If a kid was excited by programming at the start, after the first chapter they are definitely bored.

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