About a year ago, I enrolled in the TEALS program; I was about to be dropped in a classroom full of high school students to teach them about programming stuff.
The deal was simple: TEALS had booked the first period of every day (8:00am-8:55am) for the computer science course. The plan was that I would go there teach 2 days a week, help the teacher then zip to Microsoft to work the rest of the day. Obviously things did not go according to the plan… for the better.
It quickly turned out that this teaching gig was way more addicting and exciting than expected. I immediately found myself going 5 days a week. I had the chance to work with a great team: the teacher, Michael Braun, and another Microsoft employee Chris Mitchell. Chris also was supposed to show up 2 days a week but ended up coming every day as well. This was an amazing experience – teaching is just something really special.
One year later, I survived my first year of American high school and better words, watch is the video that summarizes it: