5 a day – Teacher Well Being.

5 A Day – Teacher Well Being It is very easy to neglect ourselves as teachers and get caught up in our busy school and home lives.There have been lots of tweets about teacher well being and the teacher 5 a day initiative, which is a fab idea.It’s got me thinking really. Now and again… Continue reading 5 a day – Teacher Well Being.

The UK’s eating habits – Exam practice question.

  As mentioned before, food teachers need to keep up to date with current food trends, nutritional information and indeed eating habits. I read the BBC news website daily scanning it for articles which may be useful for lessons; in particular for A level discussion type questions. So I recently spotted this fab article “10… Continue reading The UK’s eating habits – Exam practice question.

Rhubarb Festival Recipe

Rhubarb, Goats Cheese and Thyme Filo Parcels          Ingredients 200g of Yorkshire Rhubarb 150g of British Goats Cheese 4 sprigs of Thyme Salt and pepper 1 packet of filo parcels (Cut into narrow rectangular sheets) 50 ml of vegetable oil   Method Heat the oven to 190°C/Gas5. Stew the rhubarb lightly. Put the rhubarb in… Continue reading Rhubarb Festival Recipe

Well Being – The Calm or Reduce Stress Wall

I love the new addition to my classroom, the stretch and challenge wall. It give pupils choices, motivates them and pushes them out of their comfort zone. Its only been in my classroom for about 5 weeks now and it clearly has benefits but it may never be as beneficial as the calm wall or… Continue reading Well Being – The Calm or Reduce Stress Wall

Communication skills and team building through practical food education.

  Cooking and Communicating Together The aim of this activity is to teach pupils about the importance of good communication skills through cooking. The emphasis will be on differentiating between:   Non – verbal communication e.g. eye contact, facial expression, tone of voice, gestures, touch etc) Verbal communication e.g. appropriate language, listening, asking questions, prompts,… Continue reading Communication skills and team building through practical food education.

Food Science – an experiment in molecular gastronomy.

  I have splashed out and bought a molecular gastronomy chef kit to use in the food department. I imagine that it will be really helpful for the industrial application aspect of food in the AS and A2 curriculum and I’m hoping it will get my current year 10′ s excited about food science. I… Continue reading Food Science – an experiment in molecular gastronomy.

Food Literacy

These are two really simple lesson activities on food literacy that I do with my Year 7 groups but they respond really positively. I usually have word banks to hand, dictionaries and examples of packaging and magazine advertisement to set the scene and as aids. I let them get on with the tasks and then… Continue reading Food Literacy