Live Classes

There are five live classes that take place on Saturdays from 1 to 2 pm (eastern time zone) on the following dates: April 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25.

There is one zoom link for all five classes. The Meeting ID is 872 2495 5797 and the Passcode is 710445

 

LIVE CLASS AGENDA

 

 

Saturday 4/27/24

1:00-2:00pm

Introductions

-Who, where, what subject, and why do you teach?

-What interests you about Food is Elementary?

 

Course Orientation

-Course format, materials, assignments

 

Discussion – Why is food education Important?

Why do you think teaching people about food is important?

 

 

Saturday 5/4/24

1:00-2:00pm

Discussion – Teaching Reflection

-What do you value most about your educational experiences?

-What did you find most interesting about the educational philosophy and work of Ellen Richards, Maria Montessori, and John Dewey?

 

Discussion – Nutrition & Health Lessons

-Why is Food is Elementary meat-free?

-What are the key concepts in the nutrition lessons?

 

 

Saturday 5/11/24

1:00-2:00pm

Discussion – Teaching Reflection

-What lesson did you teach, who did you teach, how did they respond?

 

Tasting Routine

Please prepare for a mindful tasting by having these items available for class:

1. water to drink

2. a familiar food (bite-size)

3. an unfamiliar food to taste (bite-size)

 

Discussion – Whole Foods Lessons

-Why is the no yuck rule important?

-What are the main parts of plants? Which parts are edible?

 

Saturday 5/18/24

1:00-2:00pm

Discussion – Teaching Reflection

-What lesson did you teach, who did you teach, how did they respond?

 

Discussion – Cooking Lessons

-What are some reasons that studying the traditional diets of cultures around the world can be useful?

-What are the main safety and logistical considerations for cooking lessons?

 

Saturday 5/25/24

1:00-2:00pm

Discussion – Teaching Reflection

-What lesson did you teach, who did you teach, how did they respond?

 

Discussion – Summarize Learning

-Why do you think teaching people about food is important?

-How will what you learned in this course help you convey what you think is important about food and health to your students?