Teaching Tips

Nov 22, 2017, 6:40

Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips have been gathered at CAFÉ events for many years.  Attending instructors and trainers have shared their tips for effective classroom management.  Included in this section is the Featured Tip of the Week, Teaching Tips from Dr. Fred Mayo and CAFÉ’s archives of tips. Feel free to send in your tip to Mary Petersen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Café Summer Workshop Hosted by Kendall College, Chicago, IL (Part 2):

  • Show the SuperSize Me Video! Go to www.supersizeme.com and download the sample monthly menus and group-sized recipes for healthier lunch choices at the school cafeteria. Conduct a taste test of three “healthy” recipes outside the school cafeteria and have students complete a survey. Present findings to the Board of Ed, Principal, Cafeteria Manager for possible changes to the lunch food. (JH)

Denver, Colorado (Part 1): 

  • When assigning a reading passage or assignment to students, have them write a question to bring to class over the reading. The question must be a higher level thinking from Coasta’s levels of questioning or Blooms Taxonomy. They must have a question to get in the door for the day. You can then have everyone read their question and pick one to discuss or I sometimes collect them and randomly pick one. I generally stay out of the discussion even if there is silence. Someone will respond. After discussion have students write a reflection; i.e., predict what might happen if you substitute cake flour for all purpose flour in yeast bread. Grading guidelines: 5 points for a good question; 15 points participation; 10 points reflection. (KA)
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