Teaching Tips

Jun 28, 2022, 21:42

West Palm Beach (Part 1): 

Wednesday, 02 September 2009 10:39
  • My teaching tip from my mother-in-law SD is…”Students don’t care what you know until they know you care.” From taking this workshop and listening to your instructors, this is a philosophy that the Florida Culinary Institute believes in as well. (KD)

Denver, Colorado (Part 2): 

Wednesday, 02 September 2009 10:33
  • Let the students plan blind taste tests. Any products they want (pizzas, cookies, etc). Compare by price, low fat versus regular, sugar free versus regular…whatever. This allows them to guess first what the customer will choose and why, and then go through the process and learn the true results. Let them run it any way they want. They learn a lot about appearance, brand power versus taste, etc. (JF)

Denver, Colorado (Part 1): 

Friday, 02 May 2003 10:26
  • 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)
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