Why Memory Based Learning?
This week, we will take your coding to a higher level by focusing on node.js. I need you to memorize them. Therefore, I will force them upon you. Respect the process and you will be alright.
Memory Based Learning Boot Camp Method Statement:
Our method is to focus on what you may consider as difficult first. That is why we start by teaching the back end side of programming. Then we slowly progress into teaching you the front ends. It is important that you follow our learning process. Because, many students are used to first learning html, css, etc. You become a master at those basic part of programming and you start to fear the rest. Our method asks you to face your fears. We will be with you as you do.
Our Curriculum is as follow:
Memory Based Learning: Node.js
Memory Based Learning: Express.js
Memory Based Learning: MongoDB and Mongoose
Memory Based Learning: Git and Github
Memory Based Learning: React and Redux
Memory Based Learning: NPM Open Source Projects
Memory Based Learning: Python
Memory Based Learning: Blockchain and Bitcoin
Here are a few problems with learning with online tutorials:
- Course, Sections, and Lectures are too long, therefore students loose interest quickly..
- Few hands on challenges.
- unfamiliar territories.
- too much explaining
- not enough repetitions
here’s how I tackle these challenges.
- Sense of Completions: My videos are as short and precise as possible. I try to break each section per day and each day is about 1 to two hours long. I keep my “everything” short because I need you to have a sense of completion. That way, you know you have finish and you can start on something new. This also makes it easier for you to take the course over and over again.
- Challenge after each video: that’s right, I challenge you to apply what you have learned after each lesson. I used the same technique as Pimsleure Method and Rosetta Stones… which is called the space repetition technique. This technique allow you to learn new things in portions, then I consistently ask you to recall what you learn while the time lapse between each lesson grew longer.
- Place you in familiar territories: you learn new things surrounded by other things you already learned. This is very important because you can now relate new topics with topics that you already understood. This makes it easier to relate the material. For example, I teach you plenty of function statements, which make it easier to understand function expression, which makes it easier to under arrow functions, etc.
- Teaching programming shouldn’t be persuasive: If I start by trying to explain the “why” in programming, you will be lost. Some people may not agree but it is true. Imagine explaining why to a child… they will not stop asking why. And after they exhaust all their why’s, they will ask why am I not asking why? Therefore, I make sure you see it in perspective. I make sure you use it and you know when to use it. Then, later, you can learn “Why”, and when that time come… it will be easier for you to say… I understand.
- Recall, Recall, Recall: that’s right. In this course, you will be writing more codes then you would from any other series. Because, this entire bootcamp is all about recalling what you learn previously. Just like a baby, you must see your mother, your toy, your dog, your bed, your bottle constantly. then you will start understanding how to climb the stairs, how to open the doors, etc.
As you can see, this course is a challenge. I will challenge you to set aside the norms. And focus on my strategy. Respect the process and you will be alright.
Who this course is for: