Teaching Effectiveness


Spotlight on High Impact Educational Practices: I am honored to have some of my HIEP in the spotlight on the Living Laboratory OpenLab site. Click here to see the post.

High Impact Wine Education, Blending Community, Philanthropy and Education
Making learning evident to students is valuable to their development. As a collaboration between the Julia Child Foundation, Red Hook Winery and the students in the HMGT 4997 course, Wines of the New World, we learned about wine making and blended our own wine. Here are some results!

Here are some posts for their winery tour, note that this was the first wine class for the student named Nicole (a transfer): https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/new-world-wines-13/policies/
Here are the student’s requests for their blend and some reflections: https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/new-world-wines-13/default-course-page/
Various posts after the wine blending session I found to be thoughtful:
Shows process… https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/new-world-wines-13/2013/10/24/group-5-wine-blending/
One of the “winning” blends (white wine) and a thank you included in the reflection:
A reflection on the educational winery tour: https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/new-world-wines-13/2013/10/21/red-hook-winery-4/#comments
My reflection, shared with students: https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/new-world-wines-13/2013/10/25/photos-of-the-blending-session/

Sharing my Work

Engaging students in highly technical knowledge development is not easy, when they are asked to engage some do. When they are challenged to engage, most do!