Welcome! As you navigate this concept, you will learn more about the core ideas for how to be a great Cooking Matters instructor.
In this section, you’ll find information and strategies on how to:
- Build learner-centered lessons that are engaging and relevant to participants
- Address the unique needs of adult learners
- Learn about and use facilitated dialogue to create a safe environment for participants to consider changing behaviors
You can move through the topics in any order you wish. Each one shares some information and provides an activity that allows you to practice what you learned.
As you read through these topics, keep in mind that the goal is to lead a great course. At Cooking Matters, we define great courses with our "Gold Standards."
Cooking Matters has developed a list of key behaviors and actions that should take place during each class in order to make the experience as meaningful as possible for participants. If followed, these Gold Standards help to build successful, engaging courses.
Click HERE to find a complete list of Gold Standards that you can apply as a volunteer, along with examples of how you might reach each standard. We hope that you will review this list and look for ways to achieve these standards throughout each course.