Student Involvement in Assessment

Today I am reading this: https://www.k12albemarle.org/acps/division/fql/Pages/Assessment-Analysis-Communication-and-Feedback.aspx It states, "Student involvement in assessment is key to unlocking the potential of assessment as a learning tool." The information on the page was very useful to help me think about my assessment practices in school. I use rubrics frequently in home economics lessons to assess student work, such… Continue reading Student Involvement in Assessment

Conducting a cooking class through Zoom

I was invited by Jocelyn from the SCGS alumni committee to conduct a cooking class through Zoom for mothers and children. (At first I was asked to do one just for children but I declined because I had some concerns about children handling knives without adult supervision.) I decided on Cottage Pie and Zucchini Crisps… Continue reading Conducting a cooking class through Zoom

Engaging student work

I was asked to reflected on the 'quality learning of students' during the full home-based learning (fHBL) period. So I started with asking myself, "What is 'quality learning'?" The first result on Google is this: "Learning that is purposeful, learning in which learners are provided with the ability to effectively learn, and retain skills and knowledge gained. It… Continue reading Engaging student work

Brief reflection on teaching online

This morning's read: E-Tutoring: Teaching, Supporting, Managing and Assessing Students Online Here are my responses to some of the questions posed on their website: What would it mean to you for your students to be "empowered" by online learning?  It would mean that students can learn at anytime and anywhere, as long as they have… Continue reading Brief reflection on teaching online

Using ePortfolios or blogs for Home Economics lessons

An ePortfolio, is a website that enables students to collate digital evidence of their learning. Sort of like how I am using this blog as digital evidence of my learning.  How an ePortfolio or blog can enhance learning It increases peer and collaborative learning between students and teachers when ePortfolios are made visible to other… Continue reading Using ePortfolios or blogs for Home Economics lessons

Applying Kerry Gallagher’s ‘What If’s to Home Economics lessons

Today I searched Google for "considerations for putting student work on social media" and this is the first link that appeared. It was written by Kerry Gallagher. As sometimes happens with surfing the internet, I went down a little bit of a rabbit hole and landed up watching her TEDx talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-g1gQZJjjAA&feature=youtu.be Here are some… Continue reading Applying Kerry Gallagher’s ‘What If’s to Home Economics lessons

Saving water, energy and time in the kitchen

Here are some of the things I have observed students doing that waste water, energy and time in the kitchen: Letting the tap run while they are soaping utensilsUsing small pots and pans over large burnersNot covering pots when they trying to boil Over filling pots with water for boilingPreheating ovens much too earlyHaving a… Continue reading Saving water, energy and time in the kitchen

Padlet for teaching Home Economics

In a Food Technology or Home Economics classroom, a Padlet can be a great way for students to gather all their ideas on a food topic. It can also serve as a record of their learning. Students can be assigned their own board or collaborate on a single board. Here is an example I've made… Continue reading Padlet for teaching Home Economics

Everyone Should Learn To Cook

I believe everyone should learn to cook. In his book 'Cooked', Michael Pollan very nicely outlined the reasons why we should all learn, which I have summarised to be: We should all learn to cook because it improves health and general well-being.makes the food system healthier and more sustainable.helps us to achieve a greater degree… Continue reading Everyone Should Learn To Cook