My latest at ProfHacker: Sabbatical Diary: Frustration and Learning

FrustratedWe’ve all had those days. Nothing goes right. A project we’re working on takes far longer than we thought it would — in large part because nothing’s going right. The code we thought would work doesn’t. We thought we knew how to proceed with the project, but we don’t. We feel like we’re in over our heads, and we’re ready to pull our hair out.

It’s enormously frustrating. Yet, two experiences this year with course assignments suggest (at least to me) that frustration isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The first assignment involved hand-coding the beginnings (just a few basic pages) of a web site using HTML and CSS. I pretty quickly found out that I didn’t have quite as good a grasp of HTML and CSS as I thought I did. I spent a lot of time looking things up, trying to figure out how to get the site to do what I wanted it to do.

The second assignment involved setting up a site that was…

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from ProfHacker » Amy L. Cavender, CSC https://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/sabbatical-diary-frustration-and-learning/48699

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