“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.

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