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In this thread I'll go over some principles that helped me self-teach and get my first dev job. In no particular order and off the top of my head. I'll go into more detail in a blog post at a later stage...
#codenewbies #100DaysOfCode #301DaysOfCode #CodeNewbie
Principle #1: Habit. Don't expect to always enjoy coding. Sit at your computer regardless. My keystone habit is actually getting up early, everything flows from that. In days gone by you couldn't drag me from bed if you tried. Now it's almost automatic. Keep working at it.
Principle #2: Active learning. Avoid passive learning at all costs, it's a cognitive illusion. This is scientifically well documented. Test your memory. Try creating your own features, get stuck and find solutions on Google. If it feels uncomfortable you're doing the right thing.
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I'm taking the #Coursera #Learning How to Learn course
This assignment is to teach others. I decided to make a giant thread for my coding community since you all give me so much.

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The course is teaching how learning happens. The course lessons are backed up by #neurological science. #Learning is not something only for the young, there are techniques that are easily obtainable to help you learn difficult subjects in any discipline.

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"We ordinarily think of learning as something we do when we sit down to study a book. But actually, being able to learn more easily and deeply involves many important facets--including not only periods of focused concentration, but also periods of relaxation...

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