That Makes 4 Years

Well, this week marks the end of my 4th full year of teaching classes at Clark College. It’s amazing how quickly time goes by. I’m working on a longer post which reflects back on my experiences. It’s also incredible how much I have grown personally and professionally. I’m looking forward to teaching this winter andContinue reading “That Makes 4 Years”

On Teaching

As a college instructor, there is one thing that I rarely have ever talked about and that is how I have improved my skills. Every day in class I am constantly being asked to help solve student programming problems and demonstrate and explain my solutions. There has rarely been a time when I couldn’t comeContinue reading “On Teaching”

This is why I teach at Clark College

I just received this message from a graduate of the Clark College Web Development program: Hey Bruce! Just wanted to say hi and give you an update. I’ve been at my front end developer job for almost three months and I received an awesome 90 day review from my employer (they had nothing bad toContinue reading “This is why I teach at Clark College”

Where you can find me for the next few months

Here’s my teaching schedule for the Winter Quarter at Clark College: Monday/Wednesday: CTEC 121 – Intro to Programming and Problem Solving at Clark College/Washington State University (2-4:20pm/Room 104) Tuesday/Thursday: CTEC 122 – HTML Fundamentals (12-1:50pm/Room SHL 124) and CTEC 127 – PHP with SQL (3:30-5:50pm/Room SHL 124) My office is SHL 127 located in Scarpelli Hall.

Two Years as a College Professor

This month I completed my second year as a professor at Clark College. In that time I have taught HTML Fundamentals, JavaScript, Intro to Programming and Problem Solving with Python, PHP with SQL 1 and PHP with SQL 2. In that time I have taught 500 students, received the 2013 Exceptional Faculty Award and haveContinue reading “Two Years as a College Professor”

What People Are Saying

Back in the 1980s when I went to college, the only way you could learn about a professor was by word of mouth. Todays students use a site called “RateMyProfessor.com”. After each quarter, I cautiously take a peek at this site to see what ratings my students gave me and I was humbled to seeContinue reading “What People Are Saying”

Don’t Distract New Programmers with OOP

Thomas Gumz sent me a link to a blog entry entitled “Don’t Distract New Programmers with OOP“. Having just wrapped up one year of teaching “Intro to Programming and Problem Solving” to students at Clark College, I could not agree more. One of the core outcomes of my class is centered around functional decomposition –Continue reading “Don’t Distract New Programmers with OOP”

Part 1: What has Bruce been up to?

The last year has been a total absolute blur. Between teaching at Clark Collge, working on projects at Elguji, volunteer work and more has consumed every available minute of my time. I have also been quiet on a few fronts on purpose. Let me first start with Elguji. Elguji Software Elguji has been very fortunateContinue reading “Part 1: What has Bruce been up to?”

A change of seasons

Starting on January 7th, 2013 and going through June, 2013 I will be an instructor in the Computer Technology program at Vancouver’s Clark College. The four classes are: Winter 2013 Quarter Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving (CTEC 121) HTML Essentials (CTEC 122 – two classes) Introduction to PHP (CTEC 127) Spring 2013 Quarter IntroductionContinue reading “A change of seasons”