Food Boggle – a fun way to learn key definitions.

I was suprised last week when one of my exam classes asked me if we could spend 10 minutes of each lesson doing some revision work in preparation for their GCSE exam. They asked this question the day after we had a revision lesson based on a number of games saying that they had  such… Continue reading Food Boggle – a fun way to learn key definitions.

Food Trend 2016 .Can eating insects save the world?

I used this statement as a starter recently in a lesson.   Can eating insects save the world?   Pupils were asked to write down in silence what thoughts came to mind when they read this statement.   Following that we had a brief discussion which included some of the following comments or points:  … Continue reading Food Trend 2016 .Can eating insects save the world?

Can eating insects save the world?

I have come across BBC I wonder this evening and I can’t wait to use this as a silent starter tomorrow. Can eating insects save the world? I am hoping it will generate curious discussion and a desire to engage in the lesson. This link is essential background reading:   http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zy7s39q#z93d7hv   Why not try… Continue reading Can eating insects save the world?

A lesson on hunger – questions, resources and discussion points.

    The aim of this lesson is to raise awareness of the global epidemic that is world hunger.   By the end of the lesson pupils should be able   to reflect on these questions. How does hunger affect me personally? How does hunger affect people in my community? What impact does hunger have… Continue reading A lesson on hunger – questions, resources and discussion points.

Prevent Food Waste Club

Food waste bothers me. I often have very interesting discussions with my pupils in lessons about this topic. Many points are raised which prepares pupils if it comes up as a topic on exam papers but also allows them to reflect on issues such as world hunger, food security and food poverty. At the end… Continue reading Prevent Food Waste Club

Is it ethical to feed fish to cows?

As a starter I wrote this on the board. Is it ethical to feed fish to cows?  I did this as a starter all day with different age groups from 13 year olds to 18 year olds. Pupils were instructed to spend two minutes in silence reflecting on this sentence. Their faces said it all… Continue reading Is it ethical to feed fish to cows?

The benefits of silence and whispering in lessons.

A few weeks ago I asked a class to sit still and do or say absolutely nothing for 5 minutes. I was trying to teach them about the concept of mindfulness and used this as an example of how to have some “time out” or ” me time” . It was hard for them.Some smiled… Continue reading The benefits of silence and whispering in lessons.