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The Atelier of Taste: Ethics, Traditions, and Stories 12-03- 20 Done - Shared screen with speaker view
Anna Hartman
20:49
Welcome everyone!
Rene Kariel
20:57
Hi Everyone - Rene ECE Director from Houston TX
Illene Dyrda
21:09
I’m a VPK teacher at Temple Sinai in Sarasota Florida
Alina Piagentini
21:19
I am Alina Piagentini
Alina Piagentini
21:39
Teacher at JCYS in Highland Park, IL.
Julie Brooke
21:39
pre K teacher at Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh
Diana Ganger
21:59
hi all in Chicago
Alina Piagentini
22:23
I am originally from Poland. Living in Chicago for over 20 years.
Alyse Eisenberg
22:28
Hi from Dallas!
Anna Hartman
22:37
Such an interesting conversation about “where you are from”—so much about identity wrapped up in that!
Robin Bright
23:18
Hi from Northbrook, Il (Chicago area)
Anna Hartman
23:55
Welcoming our presenter this evening, Rosalba Bortolotti, in Toronto.
Anna Hartman
24:47
**For those just joining us, please know we will share out Rosalba’s slide deck after the session. At Jparadigm.org/webinars**
Marjie Dolan
25:22
Hi all, I was raised in Evanston, lived in Ft Lauderadale for 20 years and just moved back to Buffalo Grove.
Anna Hartman
27:19
--Atelier of Taste: The values, traditions, and stories we carry with us, and how we share them with the children and families and community, and the role of schools in this.
Anna Hartman
28:26
—Goin through life in relationships and what this means in our interactions. Children send us a daily message of belonging, with a natural connection to nature and everything around them. Why do they feel this way and how do we support this?
Anna Hartman
28:42
—How we support children at certain times of year
Anna Hartman
29:08
—Well being can mean different things in different societies.
Anna Hartman
29:50
—What do we offer in our schools in their foods? The right for children to have access o good foods. Eating in good company. How do we enjoy each other’s company?
Anna Hartman
29:59
—Conviviality
Anna Hartman
31:43
—Thinking about approaching holidays, why are foods a part of them? Food brings people together. How might we bring this back to children? A place to provide stories and histories , to sustain, create identities—it is about who the families are.
Anna Hartman
31:57
—Food as a language
Anna Hartman
32:10
—Where could it take children, what are the opportunities for discovery?
Anna Hartman
33:02
—So many ways to experiment educationally about food. If we involve children in the process, what happens? How does this relate to our view of the child? To seeing a child as a person of many possibilities. How do we as educators support them in these environments and how do we share this amongst the children?
Anna Hartman
33:51
—Maybe we don’t all think of food as way to tell stories. Maybe more about consuming and filling? But let’s unravel this a little more. How this relates to cognitive and emotional connections.
Anna Hartman
34:03
—What is the world around us communicating to us about food?
Anna Hartman
34:31
—Food as a relationship, as pleasure, as telling a story, as culture, and values and traditions and ethics. More than just food to eat.
Anna Hartman
35:02
—How we bring our traditions—want to talk about why we do certain things. Want to share stories, have experiences. Looking at the quality of what we
Anna Hartman
35:09
‘re doing
Anna Hartman
35:22
—Atelier meaning a studio or laboratory, or place of research
Anna Hartman
37:19
—Kitchen as atelier, where transformation happens, of an ingredient, where so many elements come together. So much can happen in a kitchen. Or in a classroom, even as we are aware of potential covid restrictions. Place of welcoming, discovery. A place we transform. We see relationships and responsibility. What food are we bring to the kitchen? Local? Sustainable?
Anna Hartman
37:28
Seasonal?
Anna Hartman
37:56
—What happens when we bring family together and celebrate our traditions together?
shosh korrub
38:30
A place of fulfillment
Anna Hartman
38:36
—Conviviality: Idea of equality of being happy and friendly. Where atmosphere is—you can feel the energy and happiness and pleasant things happening.
Anna Hartman
38:46
—What brings us together as a family or community?
Anna Hartman
39:30
—How to create this atmosphere for children? Bringing joy and happiness as our focus as we think about food. Shifts us in a ripple effect.
shosh korrub
39:36
And a place where Jewish values are concrete
Anna Hartman
39:55
—Feeding the brains of young children.
Anna Hartman
40:19
—Search for belonging and wellbeing.
Anna Hartman
41:59
—Why does this view of childhood start to look different? If we break down the experiences, if we don’t involve children in the process of food, we can forge children’s ethics and approaches.
Anna Hartman
42:14
—How we can bring this kind of wellness into the bigger picture.
Anna Hartman
42:58
—Looking at aesthetics is something many of us are doing in our practice—how might we do this with food as well? Have the children as part of the process of really looking closely at food. To slow down and think carefully about the ingredients in our food.
Anna Hartman
43:34
—Why do we consider something more natural? How can you take the time with children to appreciate the simplicities in the complexities of different foods?
Anna Hartman
44:29
—Pom tree—mighty, if not the biggest tree. Holds a heavy fruit! Natural curiosity and appreciation.
Anna Hartman
47:33
—Food touching on the rights of children. Idea that children have the right to quality education, to have certain ideas in their own environment to be able to explore with, and then the teacher working alongside the children as a researcher. How do we listen to children, what they are doing, to bring meaningful ideas back to children in their investigation. Environment acts as that third teacher. How does the env. support the research? Env supports who the children are, how they operate, and how they are also in relation with other children and materials. All connected to their learning. Community as partner in education—how to reach out to community to support the children—how do we relate children’s learning to the community? A real combined effort of all of this together to bring together the identity of the school.
Anna Hartman
48:46
—Listening. Want to listen and be listened to. What are the stories carried in our communities and environments?
Anna Hartman
49:27
—This is one way want to be thinking in our daily life of our schools.
Anna Hartman
50:19
—From school to school, each has different ways of expressing the traditions. Can this help us see that we all interpret the world differently? How we share and hear stories. This is the search that children have.
Anna Hartman
51:40
—How we look toward these environments. Thinking about ecology and responsibility. We have a responsibility for the land and our food, which we want to shed light on with children. Reveals what we are doing, who we are, and what our responsibility.
Anna Hartman
54:04
—Mindful of how we model to children with food. Touches on our history and heritage. Stories of our values. Bringing these out. How to start to work through these stories. With children’s sensorial exploration, they can learn our stories.
Anna Hartman
54:21
—Kitchen as a pedagogical project.
Jenna Turner
54:33
One of my favorite mealtime stories: "I love this chicken" (child) "Actually, that is tilapia." (educator) " I love that kind of chicken!" (child) "Tilapia is a kind of fish, I'm glad you like it." (educator) This seems like a good opportunity for research...lol!
Anna Hartman
54:52
—Something to be said when you walk into a school and can feel the sense of welcome.
Anna Hartman
55:59
—How to support these projects? To go further in an inquiry. What do we do with stories of tradition?
Anna Hartman
56:12
—Idea of going further on the research of food.
Anna Hartman
57:14
—What are the intentions in using food as we offer children opportunity for investigations?
Anna Hartman
57:44
—Need to think mindfully and carefully as we are sensitive to what families in the school bring—where our values lie.
Anna Hartman
58:11
—Tu B’Shvat.
Illene Dyrda
58:14
I am really excited to put food on the light table at school tomorrow,
Anna Hartman
58:21
New year for the trees.
Anna Hartman
59:36
—Want to think about how celebrated and why observed. We know this takes place in late January this year. As many of us live in cold places… How to begin to explore this with children? How do they think about trees growing when that may not be what they see outside?
Illene Dyrda
59:40
I am in Florida palm trees year-round
Anna Hartman
01:00:33
—How do we play on the tradition of the growth of new trees? Connections to the earth, to how we are caretakers to the earth and the environment. How to begin to think about this with children?
Anna Hartman
01:01:52
—Don’t wan children to just do an activity, but rather to break down what it means for us, how a tress grows and makes fruit and gives life. Think of the tradition of plantings trees at this time. How do we celebrate this with children? How to share our own stories and traditions so that children can understand this importance of the new year of the trees? Want to think about this carefully.
Anna Hartman
01:02:29
—Start a process of building toward notions of how we care of something, what starts to happen when we do that. A lot of metaphors here.
Anna Hartman
01:03:00
—What is the Jewish view of ecology and environmentalism?
Anna Hartman
01:04:03
—Thinking about the metaphor. Want children to understand it, more than just as an activity. So what do we start to do?
Anna Hartman
01:05:15
—So many ways into this. Celebrating our history and traditions. To celebrate it with food. Brings pleasure and happiness and forms a memory. Helps sustain who we are. Can model this with children and they learn deep lessons.
Anna Hartman
01:06:59
—Giving shape to traditions
Anna Hartman
01:08:26
—Food as common ground for conversations to come in. How to build a place of responsibility and respect and offer our traditions to others?
Anna Hartman
01:10:50
—We think about why we celebrate a holiday. We start with that. If bringing story to our classrooms, thinking that these children are concrete, need to see and handle. If you bring this to them in a respectful way, a way that respects the stories. Talking, sharing. Bringing family in to share.
Anna Hartman
01:11:40
—To bring a story with your food.
Anna Hartman
01:11:53
—We want to connect, tell those stories.
Anna Hartman
01:14:05
—Thinking about seasonal food and what that offers us.
Anna Hartman
01:15:19
—Identity of a school: How is this created? The relationships, the ever-changing environment for children who are ever-changing. We have to be moving and changing with that. Need to continuously evolve, while sustaining relationships and our values.
Anna Hartman
01:15:47
—How do we get sense of welcoming when we are in a school?
Anna Hartman
01:16:06
—Each school must look different because in relation to that community.
Anna Hartman
01:18:08
—Start to break downs traditions and holidays. Children become more involved. When we start to offer all of this, we start to gain different perspectives, listening to these different perspectives. Guide us to think about ways to relaunch to children the different types of stories, different perspectives. Becomes part of who you are in the school, part of the identity of that school.
Anna Hartman
01:18:59
—What do we start to think about when we engage with these foods?
Anna Hartman
01:20:34
—There is a change that happens with children when we work in this way.
Anna Hartman
01:20:47
—Seeing the simplicity in the complex.
Anna Hartman
01:21:57
—Place of gathering, where you meet, where you congregate and talk
Anna Hartman
01:22:14
—Thinking of piazza as a metaphor
Anna Hartman
01:22:57
—A place where you are welcoming children. What is the welcome? How do we celebrate this welcome?
Gina Gory
01:26:18
what a beautiful tomato journey!
Anna Hartman
01:26:36
—recreate feeling of belonging and wellbeing
Anna Hartman
01:30:50
—Beautiful Stuff From nature
Anna Hartman
01:31:47
Book: https://store.redhentoys.com/beautiful-stuff-nature-p783.aspx
Marjie Dolan
01:33:32
It would be fun to share apple pie recipes with families. Everyone has their favorites and it would tie into a study of trees.
Anna Hartman
01:35:25
—Shosh, please share next!
Gina Gory
01:36:54
how old were the blindfolded kids?
Anna Hartman
01:40:26
—A heart-filled time
Anna Hartman
01:40:35
What does that tell you about tradition?
Anna Hartman
01:41:40
—How do we keep the warm, beautiful community environment alive when we cant have the community come into our buildings?
Anna Hartman
01:42:14
—Rene, do you want to share?
Rene Kariel
01:42:47
sure i have some ideas of how we are trying to build our community through covid protocols
Anna Hartman
01:43:04
Rene, pls share next!
shosh korrub
01:45:43
Certainly there’s a resiliency that is nurtured
Anna Hartman
01:45:49
(Rosalba is close friend and colleague of the amazing Diane Kashin. https://tecribresearch.wordpress.com/about/)
shosh korrub
01:46:23
Look at historically what we have overcome!!
Anna Hartman
01:46:42
YES, Shosh!
Anna Hartman
01:46:56
—Family candlelighting
Anna Hartman
01:47:47
Texas forever!
Julie Brooke
01:48:50
I have to get going, but thank you so much!
Anna Hartman
01:51:00
Drive in movie, drive in Chanukah experiences
Anna Hartman
01:52:20
So inspiring!
shosh korrub
01:52:58
That’s great Rene
Marjie Dolan
01:53:31
Rene, those are great ideas! I love the drive in movie night!
Rene Kariel
01:53:55
Thanks everyone!
Anna Hartman
01:53:56
Marjie, you all could totally do that!
Gina Gory
01:54:30
we have parking lot Tot Shabbat.
Anna Hartman
01:55:03
—Reconnecting with our children in a different way
Anna Hartman
01:55:19
—Are families more in tune with things children are doing today?
Anna Hartman
01:56:10
So much depth you Brough us, Rosalba!
Anna Hartman
01:56:36
*brought
Alyse Eisenberg
01:56:54
Thank you!
Shelley Frankel
01:57:03
Wonderful ideas. Thank you!
Rene Kariel
01:57:12
Thank you!
Marjie Dolan
01:57:13
Thank you Rosalba. This was great. So many wonderful ideas!
Illene Dyrda
01:57:27
thank you
Gina Gory
01:57:39
Thank you. it was worth staying up late
Stacy
01:57:50
Thank you Rosalba. This was great. Great ideas!