If you want to have your week’s lesson plans in abbreviated form this document is a blank form. You can also type your lesson plans in the Excel document.
Don’t have a timer for presentations? Use this helpful website to time your students, class, or baked good.
Use for picking random pairs for various projects and activities.
This is a quick list that any student can fill out. Helps them with knowing what needs to be cleaned in the classroom before they leave at the end of the day, and it also gives them the opportunity to perform the tasks they listed.
Classroom Discipline & Behavior Management
Sample Behavior Contract (Word)
Depending on your students, you may want to implement a behavior contract to help keep your students accountable for the classroom and school rules. A behavior contract is a simple document with a list of rules and consequences. The consequences need not only be negative but also should include rewards for positive behavior. The advantage to a behavior contract is that when a student breaks a rule he cannot use the excuse that he does not know what the rule is. You would simply pull out your file full of signed behavior contracts and say that you have their signature acknowledging the rules.
Sample Class Rules (Word)
Of course most teachers come up with their own specific rules depending on the school’s rules and nature of their students, here are some sample rules that I use.
I don’t know about you but it seems like students use every excuse possible to leave class and walk around the building. In attempt to eliminate that issue and keep students in class I started issuing a set number of passes per semester. I give each student six passes to leave the classroom. They may be used for getting a drink using the restroom. They are allowed to leave my classroom six times per semester as long as they use one of their passes. If a student does not have his passes with him that day he can choose to either remain in class or borrow a friend’s pass. To encourage students to stay in class I offer them one extra credit point for each pass they have left at the end of the course.
Culinary classroom rules and daily grading guidelines.
“The purpose of this one day lesson is to stress the importance of good attendance, student promptness, and overall student responsibility.”
First Day of School Activities
Sewing Questionnaire (Word)
This document is a questionnaire I give my students the first day of class so I can get to know them better.
Culinary Questionnaire (Word)
This document is a questionnaire I give my students the first day of class so I can get to know them better and have their parent’s contact information at my finger tips.
Foods Aide Expectations (Word)
As a final level in my school’s program we have the position of a Culinary Aide. Attached is my “course expectation” sheet and how I grade them for the semester.
This questionnaire sheet will allow you to find out the technology information on your students. It includes whether or not they have easy access, limited access, no access, etc to computers and Ipad’s etc.
Group Work Generic Rubric (Word)
Generic Poster Rubric (PDF)
Journal Rubric (Word)
This is a generic journal rubric applicable to various courses.
Test Review Strategies
Playing BINGO is a fun way to review for an exam that possibly has many terms or facts to remember. One way to do it is to have students write the terms on the blank bingo card and you read off the definitions. The student then has to match the definition to the correct term on his/her bingo card. To have this work correctly you must have more terms with definitions then squares on the bingo card.
This is a great down-loadable PowerPoint jeopardy template- complete with the music and everything. All you need to do is type in your answers and questions. This makes a fun way to review for an exam.
This is another great down-loadable PowerPoint game resembling the game show, “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” All you need to do is type in the questions with the answer choices and play it with your class next time you want to have your students review for an exam.
Culinary Extra Credit Form (Word)
This is a form for students to fill out for any recipe that they make at home. Of course I have to specify that it has to be a recipe with at least five or more steps and cannot be from a box or mix. I was hesitant to ask for a picture at first because I didn’t want to leave anyone out that didn’t have a camera but I have found that almost all cell phones have cameras on them these days and that most students are able to easily comply.
Other useful items
Blank Coupons (Word)
Early Work Instructions (Word)
Early Work (Word)
Games Teacher’s Play (Word)
Games teacher’s play with their classes to use up time and engage students.
This document elaborates on the pros and cons of nine different ways to deliver content such as lecture, demonstrations, note taking, worksheets, projects, etc.
Forgiveness “passes” that can be traded in at the end of the semester for extra credit points if not used.