Roughly a hundred hungry students, staff, faculty and members of the general public made their way over to CCV Winoosk on April 9th for the annual event that regularly draws repeat visitors: the International Food Festival. Attendees dined on fare from around the globe, including dishes from Japan, India, Ethiopia, Burundi, and Somalia to name but a few.
Trish Weill is pretty tethered to her students.
That’s because students in the design-related classes she teaches are using technologies such as Pinterest, Tumblr, or WordPress, to work and connect with her both in and out of the classroom. Her familiarity with using technology in the classroom was the subject of her breakout session at the Southern Vermont Educators annual symposium last month. And it was a topic the owner of DelishDesign and CCV instructor of six years was thrilled to talk about with K-12 educators.
Sometimes success in college is defined by having learned how to learn. It’s not just about asking questions, it’s about asking the right ones.
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February 20, 2014
In a nation with a third of its adults considered obese, almost two million people being diagnosed with diabetes each year, and innumerable diet fads that all seem to contradict each other, what you choose to put into your mouth—a huge determinant of health—can sometimes be confusing.
“It’s really important that people know something about nutrition, it is incredibly foundational for health,” says Emily Samet, a part-time faculty member at CCV Springfield who teaches the subject there. “It’s the reason I love to teach it.”
In addition to holding a master’s degree in nutrition from Bridgeport University in Connecticut, Samet is a clinical herbalist and yoga instructor, as well as a student of the School of Evolutionary Astrology. She originally got into nutrition by way of herbalism and focuses on a science-based, holistic approach to the subject. She stresses the importance of the interconnectivity of our mental and physical health, and says her love of yoga helps to round out that approach.