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Busy Teacher Meal Prep Week 6: Spinach Salad with Grilled Asian Chicken

With the dropping temperatures and the hint of autumn in the air, my kids beg Señor Simmons to grill, which ultimately leads to a weekend of luscious aromas wafting through our house, a delightful meal at the end of the busy day and most importantly, decadent s'mores over the remaining grill embers! Since my Husband… Continue reading Busy Teacher Meal Prep Week 6: Spinach Salad with Grilled Asian Chicken

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Busy Teacher Meal Prep Week 5: Pan Fried Tilapia with sauteed spinach and sweet potato

For almost 2 weeks, my taste buds have craved fish, so fish is on the menu this week! Of my meal prep repertoire, I believe that this is by far the quickest of all. From start to finish, this meal prep took about 25 minutes for 4 meals, which is nothing over the span of… Continue reading Busy Teacher Meal Prep Week 5: Pan Fried Tilapia with sauteed spinach and sweet potato

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Busy Teacher Meal Prep: Week 4 – Turkey and Black Bean Enchilada with Steamed Brocolli

Even though I tried to convince myself to do fish this week, my turkey and black bean enchiladas beckoned! This dish is another quick fix that will fill you up and help you survive the busy afternoon in your classroom. Ingredients List (for 8 servings): Mission Low Carb flour tortillas 1 lb lean ground turkey… Continue reading Busy Teacher Meal Prep: Week 4 – Turkey and Black Bean Enchilada with Steamed Brocolli

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About Self-Care as an Educator

Once the whirlwind of a new school year begins, the insanity does NOT cease. There are faculty meetings, parent phone calls, ESEP and RTI meetings with the mandatory documentation, persistent (and pervasive) professional learning, mountains of paperwork, and finally, actual teaching. With our monstrous To Do list spinning around in our heads, it's an unfortunate… Continue reading About Self-Care as an Educator

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Busy Teacher Meal Prep – Week 3: Tossed Salad with Salsa Chicken

This week, I have a spicy flare to my lunch. I've made Tossed Salad with Salsa Chicken, which is super simple, quick and adaptable! When meal prepping, I prefer to multitask so often, there are several items cooking simultaneously. For this meal, I prepared the chicken in my crock pot and the black beans in… Continue reading Busy Teacher Meal Prep – Week 3: Tossed Salad with Salsa Chicken

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Purposeful Planning – Creating a Pacing Guide with the End in Sight

Purposeful Planning  Creating a Pacing Guide with the End in Sight When I started teaching over 25 years ago, creating my first pacing guide (aka curriculum guide) was overwhelming task. Being the only world language teacher in the school with 4 preps (Spanish 1 and 2 along with French 1 and 2) regularly caused my… Continue reading Purposeful Planning – Creating a Pacing Guide with the End in Sight