Motivation Monday: Compass

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Brown Baggin’ It: Brussels Sprouts and Balsamic Onions

TeachEatRepeat vegetarian recipe

Brown Baggin’ It is our weekly food blog brought to you by TeachEatRepeat. Each week, these Brooklyn-based teachers present their favorite recipes for workday lunches. For today’s recipe, the teacher foodies are keeping things veggie-friendly with a delicious recipe for Brussels sprouts with balsamic onions.

What You’ll Need

For the onions:

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 whole red onion

For the Brussels sprouts:

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3-4 cups Brussels sprouts

14 Ways to Immerse Yourself in Your School’s Culture

14 Ways to Immerse Yourself in School Culture

As summer school kicks off in the next few weeks, thousands of teachers are embarking on careers in new schools and adjusting to life in new communities. That’s a whole lotta “new.” First things first, teachers: be patient. It takes time to adjust to any life change, especially when it involves both your career and your living situation. The great news is you will adjust, but there’s a catch: you must commit to your new community and get to know your school’s culture in order to feel truly at home and be the best teacher you can be. Read 14 ways to immerse yourself in your new school’s culture.

How to Prioritize Sleep at Institute

How to Prioritize

With its whirlwind schedule of sessions, teaching, lesson planning, and meetings, Institute, Teach For America’s summer training program, seems like an experience ripe for all-nighters and bleary-eyed mornings. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Sleep isn’t optional, and, in fact, will help you get more out of your experience, preserving your best self for your students. A few Teach For America alums break down the secret to sleep at Institute.

Brown Baggin’ It: Cherry Tomato and Bacon Zoodles Recipe

TeachEatRepeat recipe

Brown Baggin’ It is our weekly food blog brought to you by TeachEatRepeat. Each week, these Brooklyn-based teachers present their favorite recipes for workday lunches.

Looking for noodles but without the pasta? You need to make ZOODLES! We’ve already covered your basic zoodles with meatballs, but this is a lighter take, perfect summertime fare! Don’t be afraid to add a bag of spinach if you want to up the veggie content or top it with grilled shrimp, chicken, or turkey meatballs for a full meal. This recipe should serve as a side dish for about four people, or a full meal for two.

Three Questions to Ask Yourself at the End of the School Year

Three Questions to Ask Yourself at the End of the School Year

It can sometimes be tempting, as the school year wraps up, to simply push through, finish your remaining tasks, and head into summer. We can all relate to counting down the days—but it’s important to take a little time to reflect as the year ends. Endings are a good time to assess how an experience has gone for you, so that you can synthesize the many things you’ve learned, gain closure, and set goals for the future. Below are a few questions you might consider as you wind down the school year.

Brown Baggin’ It: Beef Barbacoa Bowls

TeachEatRepeat Recipe: Beef Barbacoa Bowls Brown Baggin’ It is our weekly food blog brought to you by TeachEatRepeat. Each week, these Brooklyn-based teachers present their favorite recipes for workday lunches.

Who doesn’t love a killer Chipotle burrito bowl (especially when they’re two for one on Teacher Appreciation Day)? This beef bowl, which is our take on a NomNomPaleo classic, Oven-Braised Mexican Beef, is a totally versatile, weekday lunch base. Serve it over a salad, over roasted sweet potatoes or broccoli, or on a bed of cauliflower rice, or toss it in a bowl and top with a fried egg and avocado. Bueno!

Weekend Sales: 21 Deals for Teachers (Memorial Day Edition!)

21 Memorial Day Weekend SalesHappy unofficial start of summer! Whether you’re spending this weekend soaking up some rays or planning your break schedule, take a peek at our list of Memorial Day weekend sales. These are some of the best bargains you’re going to find all year. Even if you’re short on cash (or keeping your budget happy), a little window shopping (and a free Frosty!) never hurts.

Amazon: 20% off select items with code FUN20SUN.

ASOS: 20% off regular-priced items with code LONGWKND.

Banana Republic: 40% off entire order. Use code BRSUMMER.