Strategy 2: - What Would I Teach as a Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher? Provide students with a list and descriptions of the Family and Consumer Sciences courses offered in your school/state. Have each student choose three courses they would want to teach if he/she were a Family and Consumer Sciences teacher. Distribute the teaching aid What Would I Teach as a Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher and have students complete it individually. Have student volunteers share their answers with the class. Strategy 3 : - Who Is Ellen Swallow Richards? Distribute the teaching aid Who Is Ellen Swallow Richards? Instruct students to formulate three questions they would like to know about this individual and her importance to Family and Consumer Sciences. Instruct students to use the Internet or print resources to locate information about this individual in order to complete the teaching aid. Have students share their information. Lead students to discuss the history of Family and Consumer Sciences as a discipline and its importance to the lives of individuals. Strategy 4 – Career Profile Most of the courses we teach dealing with child development, nutrition, fashion, money management, or design have a career component as part of the curriculum. When teaching the career component, we often have students research various careers in the subject matter area we are addressing. It is good teaching practice to offer a sample for the students of what the research product should address. Use the teaching Career Profile to create a sample Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher profile to show students. Talk about each of the criteria and its importance to the complete profile. Play up the salary, availability of jobs, and benefits of becoming a teacher.
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