“Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing worth knowing can be taught.” –Oscar Wilde

So Labor Day is this coming Monday, and that means the new school year is about to start. Whether you are or whether you know a young person, say in middle-or-high school, you’re likely very close to someone facing a lot of uncertainty about not only their future, but about their present.

Image credit: Health & Safety Specialists, HSS Health & Safety Solutions, UAE.

Image credit: Health & Safety Specialists, HSS Health & Safety Solutions, UAE.

Who can be expected to know exactly what they want to do and exactly how to get the most out of it when they’re only a teenager? Yet that’s what we expect most students to do. For students that are interested in STEM — science, technology, education and mathematics — the pressure is even greater. So what advice should you give them?

Image credit: Business Insider, via http://www.businessinsider.com/no-girls-took-ap-computer-science-test-2014-1.

Image credit: Business Insider, via http://www.businessinsider.com/no-girls-took-ap-computer-science-test-2014-1.

Here’s a great start, from someone who’s been there and who’s helped a generation of kids go through it!

Comments

  1. #1 PJ
    August 31, 2014

    Bravo, Ethan. Well put. The programming skills I can attest to. My early days of discovering programming techniques was in machine code with switches for address lines & data entry, and not too many guidelines on how to achieve a (meaningful) result.
    Of course, nowadays with high-level programming languages, most programs can be ported across many devices.