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This letter was sent to the King Middle School community to address potential questions and concerns with having a bee hive in the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley garden.

Place of Learning: Garden
Type: Community Outreach
Uploaded byKyle Cornforth
Grades:

If a student is stung by a bee or has an allergic reaction to nuts:

FIRST:

  1. If possible, bring student to the ESY office or move to a quiet place. A staff member needs to stay with the student until...

Place of Learning: Garden
Type: Program Management
Uploaded byKyle Cornforth
Grades:

These charts can be used by students during food tastings to document notes and preferences. 

 

 

Place of Learning: Cooking Classrooms, Garden, Kitchen, Cafeteria
Type: Lessons
Uploaded byKyle Cornforth
Grades: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

The goal of this document is to inspire you in the many ways you can use an outdoor classroom to teach virtually any discipline.

Place of Learning: Garden
Type: Program Management
Uploaded byKyle Cornforth
Grades:

When developing science lessons for the garden setting, we rely on four primary methods of integrating content into a typical garden class: opening circle demonstrations, rotating labs, small working groups, and hands-on experiences that take the entire class period.

Place of Learning: Garden
Type: Lessons
Uploaded byKyle Cornforth
Grades:

Consider the possible purposes for asking questions during different phases of learning.

Place of Learning: Garden
Type: Program Management
Uploaded byKyle Cornforth
Grades:

1. We model and encourage a belief that intelligence and abilities can grow through effort. This “growth mindset” contrasts with a “fixed mindset,” one in which students believe that qualities like intelligence and talent are fixed...

Place of Learning: Garden
Type: Program Management
Uploaded byKyle Cornforth
Grades: Adults/Professionals

We use Reflection Cards with our students to prompt reflection and self-evaluation on skills, norms, and behaviors that are important in the kitchen and garden classrooms. The goals of this resource are two-fold: first, providing students with opportunities to reflect and...

Place of Learning: Garden
Type: Program Management
Uploaded byKyle Cornforth
Grades:

In the garden, we rely on a variety of practices to assess our teaching and our students’ knowledge. Reporting out in a group setting, playing interactive games, and applying skills in the field can be used successfully throughout garden class as assessment practices....

Place of Learning: Garden
Type: Program Management
Uploaded byKyle Cornforth
Grades: Adults/Professionals

The rituals and routines that students and teachers follow create a responsive garden classroom environment that fosters access for all students.

Place of Learning: Garden
Type: Program Management
Uploaded byKyle Cornforth
Grades: