So this is the first blog I’ve written in over 3 years. I have been very unsettled by the school closures just over a week ago and the cancelling of state examinations due to the Coronavirus pandemic. I’m incredibly anxious about a lot of things (which I imagine many people are at the moment) but… Continue reading Student well being activities during the Coronavirus lock down
I have spoken before about the Golden Apron Young Chefs competition. This year competitors are asked to ‘ create a main course dish using locally sourced produce inspired by the theme My Yorkshire.’ In order to try and encourage my pupils to enter I asked them to complete a practical assessment on the theme of… Continue reading Practical assessment – ‘My Yorkshire’.
Every Thursday afternoon our school offers pupils a broad and varied enrichment programme. This is great because as a food teacher I have the opportunity to hold a two hour jam packed session of practising skills and acquiring knowledge about food. So far I have delivered a 7 week programme on street food made easy,… Continue reading Street foods made easy.
Every Thursday afternoon our school offers pupils a broad and varied enrichment programme. This is great because as a food teacher I have the opportunity to have a two hour jam packed session of practising skills and acquiring knowledge about food. So far I have delivered a 7 week programme on street foods and food… Continue reading World Breads
I am always looking for any excuse to raise the profile of food and nutrition as a subject in school. Competitions are great for doing this. This week I am encouraging my pupils to enter the under 18 pink lady food photography competition https://www.pinkladyfoodphotographeroftheyear.com/photo-category/young-under-18s/ I am also considering entering the adult version myself just for… Continue reading Food Photography Competition
I have spent the past few hours exploring the iMovie app and I’m rather pleased that I have managed to figure it out and create a movie trailer to promote the GCSE curriculum. I thought that it was going to be really difficult to use but it is pretty straight forward and if you struggle… Continue reading Using iMovie and food education.
I would describe my teaching style as interactive. This is probably because I am myself very much a kinesthetic learner and I tend to get bored easily so I empathise with pupils who find it difficult to sit still and learn from a book. I have discussed the value of learning through games in… Continue reading Articulate Food And Nutrition.
I have recently started using PREZI presentations to ensure that my pupils have the necessary detail in their notes.Here are the links to some of the prezi’s that I use on protein if anyone would like to use them. https://prezi.com/15vq86xkj-yd/protein/ https://prezi.com/a2ss3jbtm-jw/all-about-gluten/ https://prezi.com/cwrctojun_9w/the-effects-of-excess-protein-and-protein-deficiency-on-the-body/ https://prezi.com/itx5r4hlhmmq/protein/ Merry Christmas everyone. I hope you all have a relaxing break. S… Continue reading Functional and chemical properties of Protein.
Food Investigation Tasks I recently did two experimental lessons on Food Investigation Tasks for the new curriculum. I am not really sure if I have the right idea but it’s a start and the pupils responded pretty positively. I like these lessons because they are ideal for combining theory (particularly food science) with the practical… Continue reading Food Investigation Task
I am a little bit concerned about the new Food Preparation and Nutrition and how it will be assessed. So today, I decided to assess my pupils on their practical skills and some key terms to see how it would go. The pupils were not aware that it was an assessment lesson until I… Continue reading Assessment in practical food and nutrition lessons.