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Episode 37: Teaching Python and Finding Resources for Students

The Real Python Podcast

Nov 27, 2020 49m

One of the best ways to learn something well is to teach it. This week on the show, we have Kelly Schuster-Paredes and Sean Tibor from the Teaching Python podcast.

Sean and Kelly teach middle school students Python and share their art and science of teaching Python on their podcast. They wanted to come on the show to talk about the Real Python articles, quizzes, and other resources they use when teaching their students.

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We also talk about teaching students how to research topics and use things like advanced search with Google. We discuss using cloud-based tools like collaborative notebooks and some of the core Python concepts students need for a solid foundation.

Kelly and Sean also talk about how the changes to teaching over the past year have had some unexpected benefits. They also talk about a few recent guests and topics covered on their podcast.


  • 00:00:00 – Introduction
  • 00:02:17 – Why did you pick Python for the curriculum?
  • 00:05:48 – Is there a particular IDE or editor you use when teaching?
  • 00:07:35 – Is it helpful using cloud based tools with students?
  • 00:10:02 – What Real Python resources are you using in the classroom?
  • 00:11:48 – Using Google to find good resources
  • 00:18:31 – Sponsor: Linode
  • 00:19:16 – Other Real Python materials
  • 00:27:58 – What video content works with students?
  • 00:30:33 – Video Course Spotlight
  • 00:31:30 – Recent topics and guests on Teaching Python
  • 00:34:39 – Are code samples helpful when teaching?
  • 00:37:06 – Using long form tutorials to demonstrate their learning
  • 00:40:00 – What are you excited about in the world of Python (Sean)?
  • 00:41:02 – What do you want to learn next (Sean)?
  • 00:41:57 – What are you excited about in the world of Python (Kelly)?
  • 00:45:28 – What do you want to learn next (Kelly)?
  • 00:46:59 – Other considerations in selecting Python over Javascript or Swift
  • 00:48:50 – Thanks and goodbye

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