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Recipes for Teaching for Academic Success

In this article we offer a look at important skills and strategies to help teachers in building and maintaining “recipes” for success with their approaches to teaching in order to make for a successful school year. 

Build Your Recipe for Success in Teaching

Recipes in the kitchen need essential ingredients to make every part of the meal something to remember.  

There are important steps to follow through in the recipe that leads to the ultimate satisfaction of the meal we are about to enjoy. 

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But did you stop to think that a food recipe also includes learning skills that teach us language, math, and science?

At EduKitchen & the ETI Academy we believe that anyone, with the right skills, or ingredients (see our list below), can develop general learning strategies that when used correctly, can create recipes for success for their educational and future goals. 

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Where teachers come in is in including these “ingredients” as part of their approach to teaching.

And if we keep these important life skills in mind, we are on our way to building strategies that can lead to success with teaching goals every time! 

Through our videos and resources we share important connections between what life can teach us, like being organized in the kitchen, and show how it benefits us in the classroom. Take a look at our videos and resources below. 

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Edukitchen comes from understanding how education has a close relationship to the kitchen. The ETI Academy connects with EduKitchen by bringing education through inspiration we get from the kitchen!

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Watch our video below to see how the kitchen makes for the first classroom in our lives.

Recognize The 7 Must Have Skills

Let us begin with recognizing the seven must have skills that build our recipes. 

I. Enthusiasm

(1) Begin with enthusiasm – It is in all of us, we just have to recognize it’s potential. We also need to recognize that we can do it, we just need to believe that we can, and nobody can tell you otherwise!

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II. Confidence

(2) Add confidence – believe that nothing can stand in your way, and that you can, and  will teach to inspire!

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III. Organization

(3) Sprinkle with organization –where is your happy place for preparing your lessons!  

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IV. Time Management

(4)  Include some time management – are you an early bird or night owl – what time are you most productive!

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V. Problem Solving Skills

(5) Fold in your problem solving skills – recognize what you know, what you need to find, and how you solve that need!

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VI. Communication Skills

(6)  Season well with communication – allow yourself to ask questions when you don’t understand or are able to share what you know with others! Positive words only!

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VII. Patience

(7)  Blend the previous ingredients with patience – “Rome wasn’t built in a day” is the quote that tells us that patience in allowing for mistakes as you teach will help you grow in teaching and understanding.

Our mindset is also important; the last three ingredients on the list; consistency, goals, and positive outlooks help build a positive mindset for teaching.

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We have put these seven skills in a free resource to download or to share with others.

Now that you have created your recipes for learning, think about how you learn, and why it is so important.

How We Teach Is Important

If we change the focus of our learning from WHAT we are teaching to HOW we will teach the material, it will allow us to understand and believe more as to WHY we need to teach the material.

Click to read more on how a change in focus in education can bring about success with academic teaching and learning.

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Along with how you teach, it is also important to consider how humor can make teaching so much more fun and interesting.

Consider Adding a Little Laughter To The List

Consider adding a little laughter in with all the seriousness of creating such recipes for learning. 

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When we learn to see the humor in how sometimes things don’t go as expected, or the unintended consequences of doing (or not doing) things, then we make our day just a little bit brighter by taking away some of the anxieties we associate with teaching or life! 

Now put these ideas all together and you have a recipe for success in teaching!

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Teachers can help build enthusiams for learning about healthy eating through educational resources by EduKitchen & The ETI Academy. 

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Final Thoughts..

The purpose behind building a “recipe for teaching” is to understand that how we teach plays a major role in others success in education. It will help us build the necessary skills and abilities to understand what we are teaching. 

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And if for nothing else, creating recipes for teaching can help make us become better at problem solving – which  we need to recognize is a very important life skill. Your brain will thank you for it!

Think about how many problems you solve in one day! 

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Share Your Thoughts

Let us know your thoughts on our idea that teaching can be like creating a recipe! 

Finally remember that…

If we build our enthusiasm for knowledge using our life skills through patience, we gain the necessary confidence to do well in our teaching career.

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