Teaching Tips

Apr 29, 2017, 4:21

West Palm Beach (Part 3): 

Wednesday, 02 September 2009 15:30
  • Regarding lab evaluations: I use a form which lists the points available for labwork, attendance/prep, clean-up, proper uniforms/tools, and being on time (total 10 points for the day). The competencies I use are also listed on this form under skills tests which occur every 4 weeks in each section (for example, section 1 is sweetdough and muffins, section 2 is quickbreads, section 3 is yeast bread and section 4 is cookies for a total of 16 weeks or one semester). The competencies are graded using a scall of 1=no clear indication, 2=inconsistent evidence, 3=emerging competence, 4=clear competence. (KN)

Denver, Colorado (Part 1): 

Friday, 02 May 2003 14:26
  • 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)