Archived — Recipient Bios
Year: 1999 – Province: British Columbia
Certificate of Achievement Recipients
School: A. L. Fortune Secondary School
Principal: Wayne Spencer
Grades/Subjects Taught: History, comparative civilization, social studies, food studies, English
- Maintain a positive teaching environment and provide students with opportunity for success.
- Establish a disciplined class, be well organized, maintain high standards.
- Emphasize and facilitate discussion within student groups; peer exchange tends to be deeper and more extended than student-teacher exchange and therefore effective in teaching communication.
Pioneered outstanding food studies program:
- forms students into stations, or groups, responsible for preparation, cooking or clean-up
- takes special care when forming groups to achieve maximum potential of each member
- encourages students to follow written and verbal instructions, master techniques and develop creativity; all are skills that extend far beyond cooking class
- cultivate wide range of skills, including proper use of kitchen technology, instruments and implements; this learning is also transferable to other disciplines
- produces self-motivated, independent students who stay in school, obtain employment in food service industry, pursue cooking in post-secondary education
- arranges co-operative education placements in local restaurants.
Organizes events to highlight students' talents, raise money for food program: annual Grad Breakfast, annual Businesspersons' Lunch, numerous bake sales.
Emphasizes integration of special needs students into class:
- modifies program for individual students allowing them to achieve success as cooks
- takes special care that they are integrated into social dynamic of class
- encourages students to include, help, tutor, support challenged peers
- confronts classes, cliques, individuals to change behaviours and attitudes when necessary.
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