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This week I would like you to use your imagination. You have just won the lottery and will leave your teaching post immediately to travel around the world. As you leave your keys you meet your replacement. You are asked to give this new teacher just ONE piece of advice. What would that be, and why? Enjoy your world expedition!

Blog Post - Week 7
This past week in my own teaching I felt a little disconnected which prompts my question to you, "What was the moment (or moments) when I felt most disconnected or disengaged as a teacher - the moment(s) I said to myself, I'm just going through the motions here?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 6
For the past couple of weeks you have experienced asynchronous online learning (doing modules by yourself). Previously this semester you have experienced synchronous online learning (all together in the Collaborate room). Which do you think is more effective and why do you think that? Which do you like better, and why?

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 5
This week we have what we call "open mic." You can write a post about anything related to your teaching that you would like responses from your classmates.

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 4
Here is this week's question: "What was the event that most took me surprise this week - and event that shook me up, caught me off guard, gave me a jolt, or made me unexpectedly happy?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 3
Please write a post about the following question, "In thinking about my past week teaching what is one thing I would do differently, and why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 2
Please write a post about the following question, " In thinking about my teaching activities this past week, of what do I feel most proud? Why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 1
Describe something you used in your program in the first weeks of school that you learned in the summer NTI program. How did it work? Did it get you off to a stronger start than last year?

Monday, November 16, 2009

Turkey, Charlie Brown, and Family

This week is probably my favorite week of the entire year or at least it is this year. The week before our Thanksgiving Break, we make our Thanksgiving feast in class which consists of turkey, gravy, stuffing, sweet potato casserole, garlic parmesan mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, macaroni and cheese, and pumpkin cake. It is a lot of food yet my students never fail to clean their plates. Last year, I did this same thing and it was a near disaster. Some classes did not get their food cooked in time while others burned their food, it was just crazy. Also, they would usually finish just in time to fill their plates and run out the door, leaving me with the dirty dishes that the food had been cooked in.

Well this year, I have gotten much smarter and purchased disposable pans and to go boxes so that everything could easily be taken with them and the pans left could just be thrown away. I also had my mom come down to be my "sous chef". The kids have been dying to meet her so it was fun for my mom and my students. We also watched Charlie Brown while the food was cooking. It is moments like these that I love teaching cooking. Sure the food they made wasn't anything fancy but that is what Culinary I and II are for.

Yay for the holidays!!!


ZELDA said...

I love Charlie Brown also brings back so many nice times. I wish I was there to get some of that food. LOL

Emily said...

You are making me soooo ready for Thasnksgiving. What a great way to teach & celebrate all the great foods of the holidays. Have a great on

Hal said...

Sounds good. Our culinary teacher took on the task of preparing our faculty thanksgiving lunch. It was so good. I went back to watch them work and it really changed my outlook on what you guys do. We really appreciate the fact that you guys are so willing to share your talents. What a job it is to prepare such wonderful dishes and try to keep your sanity at the same time. BRAVO :)