Theoretically, as a teacher you are more likely to be off work for illness than employees of most other professions due to the high number of children that you encounter on a daily basis.
Yet the DfE reports that teachers take an average of just 7.9 days off each year – similar to the average number of days taken by employees from across all sectors, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
It is thought that the presence of a culture of fear in schools often prevents teachers from taking the time off that they need when they are ill, but perhaps greater than this is the pressure that teachers put on themselves to get back to teaching before they’re ready.
With this in mind we’ve produced The Absent Food Technology Teacher Worksheet Series.
So if you are ill, at least you know that your students will always have work to do – which will hopefully relieve the pressure a little bit.
The worksheets within the volume cover a wide range of topics and range of ability – and are all designed so that they can be used as a one-off in an emergency, or as a series of highly varied tasks over a number of days, should the absence be unexpectedly protracted.
Activities range from a discussion on how to prevent the spread of bacteria in the kitchen, to comprehension questions on the methods of food preservation.
Each topic area is followed by a wide range of questions, an extension task through which (for example) the students are required to write a three course menu using only healthy, natural ingredients, and a homework task in which the students have to create an information poster explaining how pasteurisation preserves milk.
The volume covers such topics as diet, vitamins and minerals, safety in the kitchen, food availability, human nutrition, food and religion, food preservation etc. etc.
To order The Absent Food Technology Teacher Worksheets Series, simply fill in the order form and send it by fax, email, or post (see contact details below). If you have a school order number, you can also order by phone.
- Telephone: 01536 399 011
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Alternatively, you can order The Absent Food Technology Teacher Worksheet Series online as a download for £10 by visiting http://www.absent-teacher.com/eworkbooks.html
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