Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Ethical Communication Game

Today students played an old children's game- with a bit of a modern twist- to show the importance of ethical communication.

This is a variation of "Hot and Cold." Have three (tough skinned) students leave the classroom. The remainder of the class decides on an object to "lead" the students to.

The first student enters and can be given only negative comments. The second student can only be given positive comments. Only the third student can be given both positive and negative comments.

Inevitably, students will find that they get the best results with both positive and negative comments. They get the worst results with only negative comments.

Sometimes students think that ethical communication means letting other people have their way, even if they disagree. This activity demonstrates that ethical communication means that people communicate openly and honestly.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Five Mother Sauces Culinary Essentials FACS Lab

Yesterday I demonstrated an Espagnole sauce to my students. It takes several hours to make. Today students demonstrated the other four basic sauces:

The students were so proud of themselves, especially the ones who made the Hollandaise sauce. I was so impressed by their hard work!