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Compassionate Coding in the Classroom

Compassionate Coding in the Classroom

Presented by April Wensel at The League of Amazing Programmers - April 25

April Wensel

April 25, 2017

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  1. COMPASSIONATE CODING in the CLASSROOM April Wensel Founder of Compassionate

    Coding @aprilwensel COMPASSIONATE C O D I N G @compassioncode
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  5. 65% startup failures are due to people problems Noah Wasserman,

    The Founder’s Dilemmas. 2012.
  6. http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/ silicon-valley-has-an-empathy-vacuum http://onbeing.org/programs/anil-dash-techs- moral-reckoning/ @aprilwensel

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  8. @aprilwensel http://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/Suicide-of-an- Uber-engineer-widow-blames-job-11095807.php

  9. CAN WE DO BETTER? @aprilwensel

  10. COMPASSION @aprilwensel

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  12. @aprilwensel C O D I N G COMPASSIONATE

  13. @aprilwensel http://www.slj.com/2016/04/ technology/of-coding-and- compassion/

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  16. @aprilwensel 1. EMBRACE THE GROWTH MINDSET

  17. @aprilwensel “I’m never going to be able to code.” “I

    don’t get it.” “This is too hard.” “I’m just not good at this.” http://www.slj.com/2016/04/technology/of-coding-and-compassion/
  18. @aprilwensel http://webcom.colostate.edu/health/files/2016/07/ Screen-Shot-2015-11-27-at-11.37.21.png

  19. “Regardless of what we discover, we understand and truly believe

    that EVERYONE DID THE BEST JOB THEY COULD, given what they knew at the time, their skills and abilities, the resources available, and the situation at hand.” –Norm Kerth, The Prime Directive @aprilwensel
  20. 2. TEACH & MODEL SELF-COMPASSION @aprilwensel

  21. CODING CAN BE STRESSFUL! @aprilwensel

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  23. @aprilwensel SELF-COMPASSION

  24. @aprilwensel •  Recognize that you’re going through a tough time

    •  Remember that everyone goes through tough times •  “Talk” to yourself as if you’re talking to a good friend
  25. @aprilwensel 3. COMBAT BIAS WITH EMPATHY

  26. System 1 System 2 •  Automatic •  Instinctual •  Emotional

    •  Unconscious •  Intuitive •  Reflective •  Deliberate •  Logical •  Aware •  Intellectual Daniel Kahneman. Thinking, Fast and Slow. 2011.
  27. @aprilwensel STEREOTYPE THREAT

  28. @aprilwensel PRIVILEGE

  29. @aprilwensel h#p://www.techiesproject.com/

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  31. @aprilwensel 1. Embrace the GROWTH MINDSET 2. Teach & model

    SELF-COMPASSION 3. Combat bias with EMPATHY
  32. “If it is not tempered by COMPASSION and EMPATHY, REASON

    can lead men and women into a MORAL VOID.” –Karen Armstrong compassionatecoding.com april@compassionatecoding.com @aprilwensel Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life