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Mark Suter

Musings on teaching computer technology to high school students

 

Failure and Growth Mindset

Failure and Growth Mindset

I am always a student, and sometimes a teacher.  Having a piece of paper called a degree issued by a university is not a message of, “Welp, you’ve learned all there is to know.” If anything, it made me aware of how much I don’t know. The Dunning-Kruger Effect Let’s...

Taking Students to Conferences

Taking Students to Conferences

A teacher friend told me, "Why did you bring students to the conference..that's where you go to get AWAY from them!" I bit my tongue, but I thought to myself, "Because I LIKE my students, and I want to help them become young professionals." Isn't that why we...

Building a Business in the Classroom Part 4: Traction

Building a Business in the Classroom Part 4: Traction

For weeks my students and I gathered, asking "Where are the customers? Why aren't they responding to our advertising?" Some students got frustrated that customers weren't breaking down the door to give us money. Turns out, this struggle was just what we needed. The...

3 Ways to Teach Computer Science through Game Design

3 Ways to Teach Computer Science through Game Design

There is more to computer science than programming, I know. So just for fun, let's see the ways game design meets ALL the CS strands as defined in the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) K-12 Computer Science Standards. Each time I see a standard...

Building a Business in the Classroom Part 3: Grit9 Emerges

Building a Business in the Classroom Part 3: Grit9 Emerges

We finally have a name, we are "Grit 9 Design". Grit9 came out of many iterations and consults with trusted peers, former students, colleagues, and other business owners. We even utilized the pros-in-the-classroom services of Nepris, who hooked us up with Colin...

Always a student, sometimes a teacher.

Mark Suter

Mark Suter

I teach high school game design, programming, and entrepreneurship (Grit9.com) in Ohio.

I’m always looking for guest speakers for my classes!