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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, September 2, 2012

Student Creativity Showing...Makes Me Happy!

My advanced class is not in the kitchen yet as we have a few more things to go over. I decided to have them do a project recreating The Flow of Food (some of you may remember it from my 10 minute lecture this Summer). I gave them a rubric that included creativity and limited them to art and scrap book supplies, 1/2 sheet of poster board and magazines. Of course they wanted to go online and print, using all my ink. This time though, I wanted them to think of another way of putting it together. When I tell you they got into it, they really did. Let me give you an idea of what they were to do. Using the supplies, they were to show Purchasing, Receiving, Storing, Preparing, Cooking, Cooling, Reheating, Holding, Serving and how it rotates to start back at Purchasing. They are to use pictures (either drawn or from magazines) to show each step ensuring everything is labeled. One student used several pieces of scrapbook paper to create her background and she cut out and created 3-D pictures of a dollar sign for Purchasing, a box truck with wheels and headlights for Receiving. At the end of class she was working on a reach-in refrigerator for Storing. As they watched each other work, they would get more ideas to build on what they had. It was so nice to see them trying to figure out how they would put it together. It was due at the end of class but there were so diligent and creative I had to allow the long weekend.  I am so excited to see their outcomes Tuesday. Maybe it helps that the best one will get a $5 Starbucks gift card. Hey, we all like extra motivation don't we?


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Isn't it exciting to see your class learn? The extra motivation does boost their confidence.

Akisa Hurst said...

Chef Tiffany,
What a great way to motivate your students and encourage them to think outside of the box by utilizing alternative means to reach their goal. Engaging the students is one of my biggest challenges, so to see your vision come alive, and have the students be excited about learning reminds me of why I decided to change careers to become an full time educator. And of course, Starbucks is always a plus!