Coding to Kindness
Valerie Sousa is a Kindergarten teacher at Meadow Brook School in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts. Valerie has taught Kindergarten for 10 years. She began coding with her students three years ago and loved what she saw throughout the process. Her students were engaged, kind, worked collaboratively, and they were so excited to code. One thing Valerie noticed during coding time in particular was how much kindness her students showed toward one another. They took turns, showed patience, and respectfully agreed and disagreed with one another. Quickly it became apparent coding in Kindergarten was much more than mathematical, spatial thinking, and understanding of basic programming. Kindness through coding shined each and every time. This book is inspired by all of those shining moments.