I Like to Teach

…and I cannot lie

For years, I’ve loved teaching what I learn. I believe it to be my duty to help others, as I’ve been helped. It’s one of the main reasons I started The Bold Report, it’s the reason I created Tim Likes to Teach,1 and why I’ve told people for years that my calendar is available to them.

Chris Courtney made this for me, and it is now one of my prized possessions.

Back in November, Jim Cummins invited me to give a flexbox workshop for his class at The Iron Yard. I was hooked. I knew I loved helping others learn how to build the web, but I wasn’t sure how to keep doing it.

Enter Bloc. I first saw them because my friend Niki Brown was a mentor there. Bloc is an awesome group of people teaching web design and development. They have an excellent curriculum there, and assign a personal mentor to each student.

I’m excited to say that I joined them as a part-time mentor this week. I’ll have a few students that I’ll meet with, review assignments for, and mentor into becoming excellent contributors to our industry.

I want to give a huge thank you to Chris Courtney, and the rest of the Bloc team for making me feel so welcome and valued. I have my first student appointments starting next week. I’m nervous interestingly, but looking forward to it!

  1. Unfortunately, this site only exists in the web archive. 

Those words be written good!