This free e-book is extremely useful when teaching cooking in the classroom and truly covers all areas of this topic, from curriculum standards met to logistics of lessons to food choices to creativity.
Sometimes a book really helps a specific teaching idea come alive through discussion of challenges and goals. This selection is well recommended among educators and speaks directly to cooking in the classroom for young students.
Here is an example of a detailed and thoughtful piece of curriculum designed by a fellow teacher which provides some wonderful guidance about how to put together actual cooking lessons for kids. Scroll down to the first recipe and you will find several in a row dealing with one particular food, such as apples, bananas, and bell peppers. This is a comprehensive bit ot reference material for anyone looking to start a lesson immediately...recipes included!
Often classrooms do not have access to heat and so, we must be creative with the fare we choose. These easy, fun recipes allow students to enjoy the process and a delicious outcome. Lots of variety available for all kinds of eaters and levels of involvement.
Some people may say using food in the classroom is wasteful and inappropriate; however, the benefits clearly outweigh the concerns, as cognitive ability, socialization, and learning through experience are discussed at length.
How can teachers use the art of cooking as a way to improve and enhance education? There are some very specific areas of this process that lend themselves beautifully to classroom curriculum, and they are well detailed in this piece.