Why I Became a Data Carpenter…

  1. The training. I attended an online course over four evenings, where I learnt lots of skills from the theory of teaching to student engagement. I come from a background of tutoring so, had a little experience teaching. This really helped me critically improve myself as a teacher and communicator to individuals and to groups. The course itself had lots of practicing on peers with feedback sessions and constructive criticism. Also, the training itself is actually in an engaging format.
  2. The community. You get to talk to other people who are just as enthusiastic as you are about python or science or teaching python to scientists. It means you can ask others questions about how to deliver Zoom courses and also improve the course itself using Git.
  3. The opportunities. You get placed onto the AMY database which means you can sign up to teach or act as a helper in other institutions!
  4. Investing. Cheesy as it sounds, it does help you really invest in yourself by improving your teaching skill set!
  1. If you are a teacher. You might be already know all about what is covered in the training.
  2. It is a time investment. Around 2 full working days for the training and then another day to qualify. So if you are time strapped-think twice about signing up!
  3. The waitlist- sometimes it takes a while to become formally trained. It took around 6 months before I was called up.
  4. It is not a get rich quick strategy!

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store