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Teaching with Practical Applications

Paying attention to how this will apply to clinical students.


Service learning

Next year I hope to have a cooking class as an elective.  As an extention of that class, I hope to engage the students in service learning opportunities within the community.  They can make food at the school and bring it to community members.  They can show people how to have a safe kitchen for all people.  They can also, teach the kids how to make simple meals and clean up so that it is not always put on the adults in the house to always have to do the food prep and clean up.  I think the clean up… >>>

The Guide

My goal is to build rapport and help students learn.


Now that I clearly understand it, this makes wm want to start looking for service learning opportunities.


plan to use

dealership intership

i believe it would beneficial for an automotive tech school and a dealership have an intership in which a student can get a feel for the fast pace of a shop enviroment.

Interesting concept

It is unlikely that our instructional paradigm is compatible with the structures outlined in the material as our students attend class 30 hours a week and a lack of adjunct faculty to implement and administer this type of program.  Some thought will have to be dedicated to this.


   Internship or clinical hands-on helps the students to develop skills needed to be a successful nurse in the future.  I had a student who is not comfortable in giving GT medications, I allowed her to take multiple opportunities to give GT medicatiosn and by the third time , she was able to develop  skills and techniques on how to administer GT medications safely and appropriately.

Centre d'aide en francais (CAF)

Taking this course reminded me of a very helpful course I took while doing my BA in Education/major in French.

The accredited course consisted of tutoring other university students struggling in (written) french classes.  We had a center called CAF where a supervisor and reference books were at our disposition on specific hours and where we held one-on-one tutoring with a few students assigned to us.  We had the responsibility of creating a lesson plan with a series of homework targeting their specific needs/difficulties.    The learning service was an invaluable experience which was beneficial to both me as a future… >>>

Establishing a starting point

While I always taylor my instructional methods to the needs and learning styles of my students, a pre-test would be a valuable addition.  A simple test given at the start of the course designed to establish the present understanding of the material would accomplish two things.  First it would assust in determining the effective delivery of the content, and secondly be a base line for assesment at the end of the course.

Those that flex accomplish more

In order to attain a greater success it is best to be flexible and adjust in the process as you learn the strengths and weakness of students. 

Empahsizing a student's strenghtsh brings confidence to the student and opens the door to build on the weaknesses.

Students helping students

This course mentions Cosmetology/Barbering students helping other students prepare for interviews as a form of service learning.  I would further suggest Dental Hygiene students as being in a great position to help other students prepare for interviews by teaching students how to brush, floss and whiten their teeth, and then to offer to clean their teeth (and make whitening trays) in their school clinic before the interview.  Many people don't see the importance of a clean, white smile during the interview process.

Candy vs. Medicine

I would like to share that one service learning project our students engaged is was prior to Halloween, our students went to The YMCA and taught kids the importance of letting parents or an older family member check candy prior to eating. Students had a mock medication and then a piece of candy that resembled the medication and children attempted to differentiate which was what.

The exercise proved to be engaging for all and Pharmacy Students also learned valuable information on this day.