Outcome: Health USC5.1

Outcome: USC5.1  Analyze personal eating practices

What does this outcome mean?

  • to analyze personal eating habits and to become aware of what you are putting into your body.

What are three activities that could help students understand this outcome?

  • I would have students record their daily food intake for a week on a chart that I have created.
  • I would like to incorporate a visual representation for those who learn best through visuals. My idea for this it to have students draw on a plate what foods they should be eating for each meal and the appropriate portion sizes. They should take into account the Canadian Food Guide.
  • Another activity that I would do is one where they get to interact with their peers. I would have students get into groups and assign each group a particular diet. (vegetarian, vegan, different cultural diets, etc) Have them research and present this diet in whatever form they would like.

3. What are three assessments that could help students demonstrate their understanding of this outcome?

  • Once they have completed their chart, they could write a reflection in their journal about the good choices that they made, and what they could change.
  • For the visual activity I would have them compare with another student and establish whether their “plate” fits in with the Canadian Food Guide.
  • Mark the groups based on their presentation skills

What is another indicator that you could add to the list?

  • Talk about high performance athletes and how their diet is different from the average person. ex/ high protein diet. I would also mention how this type of diet affects the body.

Response to Mali’s Speech

I found Mali’s approach to be quite aggressive, however at the same time it is also powerful. He strongly argues that teachers are underrated and not appreciated. Meanwhile, educators prepare youth for the future. We have one of the toughest jobs on the planet. I agree with what he is saying. We are definitely underrated. People think that we get summers off. And although we technically do, they don’t see the hours of planning that we do. We also have to deal with parents who think their children can do no wrong and are constantly being criticized for how or what we are teaching. Being is a teacher is like having 30 kids. We have to adapt to each learning style and ensure that each student understands and grasps our lessons.

In my opinion, a good teacher is approachable, understanding, dynamic, determined and patient. A good teacher adapts to all abilities, learning styles, etc and is dynamic in their lessons. A good teacher must be understanding of their students and know who each and everyone of them are. Patients is also a very important quality to have. Some students may not understand what you are trying to teach and you need to be patient with them and spend some extra time with them or change your approach to something they understand. Being an educator is not an easy job, but we make a difference in this world and should be appreciated.