I slowly got the code under control enough to really drive the design much more competently. This was the semester I sat with a student named Solomon and we figured out an enormously complex sprite set-up together. It took a couple of hours, but I realized that this level of instruction could happen in the classroom as well–if I internalized everything I could. This was right around the time I really wanted to quit working as a full-time designer for an agency and teach as much as possible. Within a few months, I’d started teaching at 2 more schools and finally started to get my students to make true leaps altogether as a group.