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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?

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Evaluating Values

Some of my personal values are as follows ...

Honesty - Through self evaluations, I encourage honesty. I allow students to describe things that they did incorrectly while in the kitchen and tell me the correct way to do it. This encourages the students to be honest with mistakes they made while also teaching them the correct way that they should do next time. If in their self evaluation, they are honest about mistakes then I take off less points for the mistakes. Honesty is important in a kitchen because if you have done something like accidentally left the chicken out of the refrigerator too long, you need to tell someone rather than just cook it and hope for the best. I ate somewhere recently and my food was spoiled rotten (literally) and I am certain that it happened because an employee was scared to tell their boss of the mistake.

Work Ethic - Through my classroom/lab management evaluation, I encourage work ethic. It is designed that there is one manager at every table and they are in charge of the 3 employees at their table. This encourages the students to take charge and be leaders. It also teaches them that it can be fun to be the boss but that the boss is ultimately responsible for everything that happens. The manager gets 30 points for each week they work but can lose points for the employees not doing their assigned jobs.

Teamwork - Most of my evaluations are done as groups which encourages teamwork. In a kitchen, nothing can happen just with one person. The group must work as a team. It is tough sometimes to work as a team especially when you have team members that do less than their share. I tell my students that in the real world that happens all the time and you must learn to adapt and find those individuals strengths.

I feel that overall many of my evaluations focus more on teaching lessons on how to be a great employee regardless of what career they go into. I may not be able to make all of my students into great chefs but I do want them to learn traits that will make them successful in whatever they do.


Dr. M said...

Hi, Ginger - I absolutely love the detail and thoroughness of your evaluation strategy. Your students should respond well to this comprehensive 3-point plan. Woo Hoo!

Dr. M

Ginger said...

Woo Hoo!!!