Calling all gardeners, foodies, and critical inquirers! On this episode of TTT meet teachers who have been developing amazing projects around food. We are joined by Joseph Franzen and Brent Peters along with one of their students, Devin Brown. In additon Lauren Goldberg, Elfe Dona, and Karen Fasimpaur add to this rich conversation about what happens when we focus on the relationships students have with food.
Here are a couple of teasers:
Before becoming an English teacher and Bread Loaf student, Brent Peters worked as a chef at the Mayan Café in Louisville, Kentucky. Joe Franzen has been an urban gardener, sustainability enthusiast, environmental educator, and kitchen magician for years. He has turned Fern Creek Traditional High School into an “edible campus.”
Read more at “The Case For Food Literacy” on the Bread Loaf Teacher Network Journal http://sites.middlebury.edu/bltnmag/2012/10/25/food-literacy/
See how Joe and Brent helped connect their students from Louisville with youths in the Navajo Nation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJoEdHe-p3s
Also take a look at Lauren Goldberg’s article in the English Journal, “Herbivores, Carnivores, and Literavores: Argument and Appetite in the Classroom”http://www.ncte.org/library/NCTEFiles/Resources/Journals/EJ/1026-jul2013/EJ1026Herb.pdf
We’d love to hear how your students have used food, gardening, and critical inquiry in their learning. What a rich place this is for learning — for all of us!
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and to find links to a few of the resources shared during this episode of TTT.