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Cook the Common Core

Cook the Common Core
I keep forgetting that some people totally freak out when they hear anything about Common Core standards.  I recently shared show excited I was to be speaking at the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom Conference on Facebook.  When I said that my workshop would be called "Cook the Common Core," someone replied, "Oh no!"  I didn't put two and two together, and asked her why she responded that way.  Her simple reply was, "you mentioned something about common core." My...

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Top 15 Reasons Kids Should Cook In the Classroom...

Top 15 Reasons Kids Should Cook In the Classroom
As a teacher who faces a deluge of job requirements, you might squirm at the thought of adding anything else to your curriculum.  How would it be possible to integrate a labor intensive activity like cooking into your already overwhelming workload?  What if I told you that cooking in the classroom isn't "extra"?  What if I could convince you that it would actually enrich and reinforce what you are already teaching? Cooking is the epitome of Common Core.  Love 'em or hate 'em, Common Core standards...

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