Not sure of the best way to use this training program?
No problem! You may be wondering….
How do I start?
When you click on a concept in the navigation menu on the left, you’ll be directed to a list of key topics within each concept. You can start with any topic and move around the website in any order that you wish. We ask that you review all three concepts to prepare you for teaching or to hone your current teaching skills.
I already know a lot of this – do I still need to review all three concepts?
We know that you bring a lot of knowledge and a diverse skill set to Cooking Matters; you may have even already taught some successful courses! We ask that you still spend some time with each of these concepts. They all contribute to a better classroom atmosphere and can help you master the teaching techniques we encourage in order to achieve a gold standard course.
For example, if you’re a chef you already know a lot about knife skills, which is great! However, we’d still like you to review how Cooking Matters works with participants so that all instructors are teaching in consistent ways and using similar techniques.
I’ve reviewed everything—what do I do now?
After you’ve reviewed all three concepts, you should contact the Cooking Matters partner in your area about opportunities to attend an in-person training where you can practice your techniques. You can also request to observe a class or sign up to volunteer.
I’m having technical difficulties! What do I do?
We’re sorry to hear you’re having trouble with the training program! For any technical issues, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Great! Your local program coordinator should be able to help. If you don't get a response within a few days, contact email@example.com.