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.

Using the Stretch and Challenge wall in lessons.

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.

SCAMPER – a really useful acronym in education.

I use the acronym SCAMPER quite often in lessons to help students come up with creative ideas. It is particularly helpful when pupils experience ‘writers block’ and cannot seem to come up with different recipes or development ideas. I just take it for granted really and use it without really considering who in fact came… Continue reading SCAMPER – a really useful acronym in education.