One of my favourite poems ever is Blackberry Picking by Seamus Heaney. “Blackberry Picking” by Seamus Heaney Late August, given heavy rain and sun For a full week, the blackberries would ripen. At first, just one, a glossy purple clot Among others, red, green, hard as a knot. You ate that first one and its… Continue reading A food poem for National Poetry Day.
This resource includes a PowerPoint which explains how culture and religion affects food choice. It also has an example of a completed revision flashcard on Japanese food culture and slides to complete other cultures such as Italy and Thailand. There is also a sample answer on social and cultural factors which affect food choice. If… Continue reading GCSE Food Technology 2016 high protein meals and cultures
Recently, I have been trialling the use of games to aid learning in my lessons. Why? Mainly, because I think that learning should be enjoyable and fun. I would consider myself very much an active learner so the thought of sitting still for 50 minutes listening and note taking would send me into an… Continue reading Top Chomps – engaging ways to teach about five a day.
I have to admit shouting at the TV this morning as I heard on BBC news that the NUT were making calls on the government to withdraw the prevent strategy in regard to schools and colleges. I hastily felt annoyed because I have experienced first-hand the effects that terrorism can have on a person,… Continue reading Why I believe the prevent strategy should stay in UK schools?
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.
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.
A whole school assembly using Audrey Hepburn’s legacy of caring to explain the importance of emotional intelligence in mental health.
I am constantly advising my A level pupils to read about current food and health issues. I refer them to reliable websites, evidence based magazines and journals and books in the library. I’m not sure if they do this. So to ensure they are up to date with current issues, I find myself trawling through… Continue reading Discussing Food and Health Issues at A Level.
Activities to challenge all pupils in your lessons including the more able.
Do you Stretch and Challenge all pupils ? According to Mike Gershon there are “two ways to interpret the phrase stretch and challenge”. http://newteachers.tes.co.uk/content/how-stretch-and-challenge-your-students#. On one hand it refers to stretching and challenging every pupils thinking while teaching a whole class. On the other, it relates to individuals and the importance of pushing the thinking… Continue reading Using the Stretch and Challenge wall in lessons.