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
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
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
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
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
If my classroom door is any indication, I am super excited about this school year! There's a slight possibility that I went a bit overboard with my llama theme, but that's inconsequential because it makes me smile. Welcome to Llama-palooza! As I mentioned in My Blank Slate, my room was due for a face… Continue reading My Classroom Tour 2018
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
With the start of a new school year, there are many teachers who are walking into their very first classroom, feeling overwhelmed and overjoyed at the same time. To celebrate those shiny new faculty members, I thought I'd offer a treat. Check out this New Teacher Goody Box, worth over $75! The Goody Box contains:… Continue reading New Teacher GIVEAWAY!