Foodie Friday! Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies (Cook’s Illustrated) — Chew Out Loud

Touted as Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies, these cookies live up to their name. They stay so soft and chewy for days. Browned butter here makes all the difference, creating a toffee-like depth that makes your taste buds oh-so-happy. Happy almost-weekend, All I’m so ready for it, after this whirlwind of a week. That includes today’s incessant…

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10 Best Practices for Brain Compatible Teaching!

  1.  Learners need to feel safe

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  3. Learners need novel activities

  4. Require frequent responses

  5. Allow appropriate wait time

  6. Combine content with music or movement

  7. Provide water every 10 to 45 minutes

  8. Offer fresh or dried fruits

  9. Create a relaxing atmosphere that feels “homey”

  10. Allow students to make choices

Foodie Friday! Lemon Basil Orzo with Chicken

This Lemon Basil Orzo with Chicken is quick, easy, and absolutely scrumptious. It’s the ultimate spring-summer dinner; light yet incredibly tasty. It’s an instant hit you can count on. April showers are swooping in, but they’ve got nothin’ on our bright spring vibe today. The skies might be pouring, but we’ve got a kitchen full…

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Foodie Friday- Sloppy Joenuts!! Great idea!

My favorite foodie site has just solved the “sloppy” problem with sloppy joes!!! 

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Click their logo above  to see all the yummy recipes!

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This is going to make me fall in love with sloppy joes again!  NO MORE MESS!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Marzano’s 3 Keys to Classroom Management

Appropriate levels of dominance, cooperation, and knowing your students support a positive classroom dynamic!

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Appropriate Dominance:  the teacher’s ability to provide clear purpose and strong guidance regarding both academics and student behavior exhibited through establishing clear behavior expectations, clear learning goals, and exhibiting assertive behavior.

Appropriate Cooperation:  where dominance centers on the teacher as the driving force, cooperation deals with the teacher and students working together as a team in learning as well as effective relationships.  The main road to this end is the teacher taking personal interest in each student in the class.

Knowing Students:  the most effective classroom managers do not treat all students the same, rather they take a personal interest in their students and show sensitivity to their diverse and specific needs.

Teacher-Student Relationships

                                                                                      lead to…

Effective Classroom Management

                                                                    which ultimately leads to…

High Student Achievement!! 

Follow the path!

J.

Marzano, R., Marzano, J., & Pickering, D (2003) Classroom Management that Works, ASDC

 

 

 

 

Brain Break Foodie Friday!  Chicken & Waffle Tacos…with Honey Cream!!🤗  

From one of my all time favorite foodie sites…

 

WHAAAAATTT?!?!?!😱 Yesss you are NOT dreaming!  This is real…AND REAL EASYYY!!!

Click on any picture to go to the recipe!!!  

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Enjoy!!!

J.

Mindfulness for kids…here is resource for school OR home!!

Mindfulness has become extremely popular recently and  I believe that this is a practice that children need as much…if noZen stonest MORE…than adults!

Just think about it….as adults we have developed self-regulation skills that we use when we have extreme feelings like anger, sadness, fear, or worry.  For children, although some are more resilient than others, these skills are not necessarily hard wired.  They have to be taught and cultivated until children are able to do them independently and be able to identify when they need to use them.

Dan Harris, ABC news anchor, defined mindfulness as the ability to see what’s going on in your head combined with the ability not to get carried away with it.  Sounds like something we ALL can use!!

Mind Yeti is a great place to start practicing mindfulness in classrooms OR at home.  Watch this video to see how!

 

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Sounds like it’s worth a try?  Let me know how it goes!

J.