Chef Educator

Chef Educator

The Chef Educator podcast was created to be a comprehensive resource for new and "seasoned" culinary, baking & pastry, and hospitality teachers, instructors and faculty at both secondary and post-secondary educational institutions. The show addresses the many issues related to student learning and instructor effectiveness and our hope is to offer a collection of practical and effective teaching tools, tips and techniques that we can all use in our classroom and/or labs. And if this is of interest, please be sure to subscribe to this podcast! To get more information on this topic, as well as many others, including charts, templates and examples, be sure to check out the book titled "Culinary Educators' Teaching Tools and Tips" which is published by Kendall Hunt (https://he.kendallhunt.com/product/culinary-educators-teaching-tools-and-tips) RATINGS / REVIEW: If you enjoy this podcast, please consider leaving a short review and ratings on Apple Podcasts / iTunes if you have an iPhone or iPad. It takes less than 30 seconds, and it really makes a difference in spreading the word, getting new listeners and guests, as well as sponsors! SPONSORSHIP / SUPPORT: If you like the show and the episodes we produce, why not show your support by buying us a cup or two of coffee to help defray some of the out-of-pocket expenses at: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/chefroche. We truly appreciate the gesture! Individuals can also donate through Patreon! Please support the show at: https://www.patreon.com/DrProfessorChef. If you contribute just the price of a cup of coffee a week, you will be helping to support the hosting, purchasing, creation and production of our episodes and shows that we produce and give away for free. Companies & Businesses interested in advertising or sponsoring the podcast, please contact us at: FoodMediaNetwork@gmail.com RESOURCES: Audience Response Hotline: (207) 835-1275 {Comments, Suggestions or Questions) Link Tree: https://linktr.ee/FoodMediaNetwork Chef Educator Podcast Website: http://www.chefeducator.com Main Website: https://www.chefroche.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DrChefColin Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrProfessorChef Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChefRoche Sign up for our newsletter: https://chefroche.com/contact The Chef Educator podcast is a proud member of the Food Media Network! Copyright 2021

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October 12, 2021 30 min

Podcasting has been around for many years but has recently gained new interest and popularity due to new topics and celebrity hosts, as well as easier access to mobile technology apps that let you easily download and listen to podcasts “on the go”.

Podcasts are a versatile medium which have also become more and more a part of education. Today students may encounter podcasts alongside other materials in their reading and listening as...

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Teaching is a cognitive skill just like any other, so how can we increase the space in our working memory, our factual subject knowledge, and our procedural knowledge? Well, listeners to this podcast have heard me say many times, it is virtually impossible to become proficient at a mental task without extended practice. Therefore, our best bet for improving our teaching is to practice teaching! In this episode, Chef Roche discusses...

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August 29, 2021 20 min

A recent survey of undergraduate students revealed that 84% studied by rereading their notes or textbook. Despite its popularity, rereading has inconsistent effects on student learning. In addition, rereading does not always enhance students’ understanding of what they read, and any benefits of rereading, over just a single reading, may not be long lasting. Though rereading might be relatively easy for students to do, they should b...

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June 11, 2021 33 min

Almost every student becomes angry at some point in school. After all, anger is a normal human emotion. And it is not a problem if a student becomes angry, as long as he or she expresses their feelings appropriately. However, it is a problem if they express their anger in a way that is hurtful to those around them or is disruptive to a class. A student who displays angry outbursts can throw a classroom into turmoil. They can also t...

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May 14, 2021 57 min

Neuroscience researchers have shown that when you learn something new, there is a physical change in your brain. You have approximately 86 billion brain cells and when you learn something new, some of your brain cells establish connections with other brain cells to form new networks of cells, which represent the new learning that has taken place.

When frequently activated, these new networks have the potential to become long-term me...

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February 17, 2021 39 min

Memory is what enables us to learn by experience, therefore memory is essential to survival. And in this episode, we specifically focus on "working" memory, the term most scientists prefer over "short-term" memory. We first discuss working memories limitations and then talk about some of the methods teachers can utilize for overcoming some of them.

Hosted by Dr. Professor Chef Colin Roche, the podcast is available fo...

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December 23, 2020 34 min

The brain's programming promotes survival of the animal and the species. This programming has guided mammalian development and adaptations for survival in the unpredictable and perilous environments in which most mammals live. And memory is what enables us to learn by experience, therefore memory is essential to survival. Without the ability to learn, store, and recall how we should respond to environmental dangers and to know ...

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October 22, 2020 37 min

A teaching philosophy (also known as an educational philosophy, a teaching statement, a philosophy of education, a philosophy of teaching, etc.) is a self-reflective statement of your beliefs about teaching and learning. In addition to general comments, your teaching philosophy should discuss how you put your beliefs into practice by including concrete examples of what you do, or anticipate doing, in your classroom. Defining, expla...

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September 8, 2020 40 min

We know that exercise is great for our bodies, but what about for our brains? Does going for a run, hitting the gym, or lifting some weights really affect the health or strength of our brains? The answer is yes according to current research! Exercise is as good for brains as it is for our bodies!

An abundance of evidence supports the importance of exercise in students’ ability to learn. Our brains were shaped and sharpened by moveme...

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July 13, 2020 63 min

Learning is a complicated process. Several thousand years ago, the primary job of the human brain was to figure out how to find food, avoid getting eaten by a predator, and to find a mate. Today, in addition to those three basic functions, our brains are inundated with other tasks and facts that need to be learned. 

And now, thanks to breakthroughs in neuroscience research, we can observe how the brain responds during learning. And ...

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Percentage grading systems that attempt to identify 100 distinct levels of performance distort the precision, objectivity and reliability of grades. And when averaging on a 100-point scale, the use of zeros is particularly damaging to a student’s grade. The mathematical problem with zeros is they represent an extreme score and their effect on the grade is always exaggerated. To recover from a single zero in a percentage grade syste...

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May 9, 2020 30 min

When most students come into our classrooms, they bring with them an unhealthy attitude toward grading, which has often been instilled in them by parents and past teachers. It is an attitude based on the flawed assumption that grades are supposed to function as "carrots and sticks"

In this episode, Dr. Colin Roche shares how he tries to explain grading to his students in order to ensure that they understand the process a lit...

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April 13, 2020 33 min

Most aspects of grading and reporting have been around forever and reflect traditions that have been a part of our education system since the early 1900's. Though these traditions are entrenched in our education culture and part of everyone's school experience, it doesn't mean that they work, are accurate, or are in the best interest for our students.

In this first episode of the series on the subject of Grading, Assessm...

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March 29, 2020 8 min

Today's episode is titled "Top Ten Tips for Remote Learning" and is basically the same message that Dr. Colin Roche sent out all of his students this week to help them adjust to online learning.

He shares it here in the podcast in case you think any of your students may find the information to be helpful. If so, please use it / share it as you see fit. Remember, we are all in this together!


Hosted by Dr. Professor Chef Co...

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March 21, 2020 1 min

Listen to this short trailer to find out what the Chef Educator podcast is all about!


Hosted by Dr. Professor Chef Colin Roche, the show is available for free in any app that supports podcasts (iTunes, Spotify, etc.) or through this link: www.chefeducator.com 


If you find the show to be of interest, please be sure to subscribe and to share with all of your podcasting friends and teachers! We appreciate the support! 


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March 16, 2020 24 min

When classroom instruction is interrupted due to emergencies, we as faculty need to use alternative methods and tools to continue teaching our classes at a distance. Now how we do this may vary depending on the subject and teaching methods we use, however in this episode Dr. Colin Roche shares with us how he did it during this time of global crisis.


Hosted by Dr. Professor Chef Colin Roche, the podcast is available for free in any a...

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February 19, 2020 39 min

The success of your lectures depends as much on the planning as it does on the delivery. There is a lot of information available on the factors that make lectures effective and in this episode Dr. Colin Roche shares a variety of helpful tips, tools and techniques that can be implemented in any classroom, by any teacher, to help make your lectures more effective in your classroom!


To get more information on this topic, as well as man...

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January 20, 2020 44 min

As a new teacher, your life is already stressful. You are entering a new job, setting up a new classroom, dealing with new procedures, completing a ton of paperwork, and having to meet and relate to so many new people over the course of a day.

Unfortunately this stress will not end anytime soon. For the first several months in your new position you will find yourself running from task to task, trying to keep up with everything that ...

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January 3, 2020 29 min

A successful first day of class can be a key component of a successful course. You should envision the first day as more than just a time to review the course syllabus. In this episode, Dr. Colin Roche shows you how to turn that first day into an opportunity to establish expectations, set the tone for the class, and to get to know your students through introductions and ice breakers. Community building in the classroom should start...

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December 5, 2019 32 min

Whether you are a new teacher, a part-time adjunct teacher, or even a veteran teacher, lesson plans matter! Learning is our ultimate goal when we deliver lessons to our students and a lesson plan is the instructor's road map of what students need to learn and how it will be done effectively during the class / lab time. Therefore, good lesson planning is essential to the process of teaching and learning. And in this episode, Dr....

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