Cooking up SEL in the Classroom


“Let food be thy medicine” but, what if it’s not the food? What if it’s the process of cooking that can heal us and foster a child’s social-emotional and creative development? Today, a professional chef and a national expert on human and childhood development will lead you through an interactive video breakdown of what is occurring in a child's mind and heart as they navigate their way through a recipe. You too will see the growth that occurs when a child puts on a chef’s hat and gets hands on.

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  1. Participants will examine how a child’s relationship with food and cooking can foster social emotional development.
  2. Participants will apply the national food education standards and CASEL framework to determine how they can integrate these skills into their class.
  3. Participants will learn to recognize emergent SEL learning opportunities in the context of hands-on creative activities.



Kristin Mize, Education & Training Manager, Common Threads

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  • Tags: SEL
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Talk
  • Track: SEL & Wellness
  • Session Focus Area K-12 Education
  • Level: Field Experience

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