Try Something New! Make Your Own Sushi!


Chris Toy, long time Maine middle level educator, has an alter-ego–Chef Chris Toy.

Chris made sushi Friday morning on Fox 23, the local Maine affiliate of Fox.

Watch the video:

Chris is an extraordinary teacher. What he does in this video can be applied to any subject:

  • Be very clear about your learning target
  • Keep the class atmosphere congenial and inviting
  • Break the process down into easily-tackled chunks
  • Provide hands-on opportunities (this video is too short for this step, but if you take a class with Chris you always get your fingers sticky or gooey!)
  • Use formative assessment & coaching along the way (Observation of students’ techniques and intervention when necessary)
  • Final assessment–in his classes you eat your work so you know immediately if you met the learning target.

Visit his cooking channel on You Tube:


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