Thank you got your great suggestions.. Beyond that, it will start to soften and taste funny. If I want to try something new in my classroom I would love to see it being done in someone else’s room first! A pineapple can be ripe when it is practically all green outside. We don’t have a lot of extra people around the building to cover classrooms. “Their everyday strategies and standard procedures can be incredibly helpful to someone who has never seen or thought of it. I eat pineapple about as much as humanly possible in the summer months. As in, these days I don’t visit the office all that often, but I’m on my computer for much of the day (like…now). Sometimes, if the speaker happens to be engaging, some teachers will walk away with a small tidbit they can apply to their own work. Obviously, it won't involve superstitious practices, as all of the procedures that I will show you below are the product of science. Once you put the pineapple on the counter, you can expect that its skin color will change as the days pass, and it will get less sturdy too. Judging the ripeness of a pineapple. But the important point to remember is that we have already checked the fruit for sugar content and internal color so “green don’t mean a thing.” It’s pretty simple, if you’re choosing a Chestnut Hill Farms pineapple in your supermarket, it’s ripe and ready to eat regardless of the external color. RIPE is not a legal entity and has no formal membership. There should be no seeping liquid and around the fruit. You can store pineapple at room temperature before you cut it, but it will stay fresh a bit longer in the refrigerator. Good info for a pineapple novice like myself. “Although I still have to harass teachers every once and again (I call it “gently wooing”) to showcase the teaching and learning in their classroom, it has become very much part of our culture.”. Will tell you if it works. The vast majority of great things I did when teaching, I learned from, borrowed, or stole from a co-worker. Badenhorst Boerdery featured on the 8th of February 2016 in the popular documentary series of, There should be a bit of resistance. Using Sight Be alert for the two key elements of a ripe pineapple: freshness and deterioration. The chart represents one week of school. Great stuff here – thank you for sharing. However, it is worth trying. Did you know that pineapples are actually a berry? So if you don’t plan to store some pineapple for the week, choose some green pineapples for the latter days. A Pineapple Chart is a system that allows teachers to invite one another into their classrooms for informal observation. This is genius! However, these changes are not indicators that the pineapple is already sweet. Administrators, be warned! This is Holly, a Customer Experience Manager. Leave it in the comment section below, and I will get back to you soon! So, you just want it on the right level of ripeness. Thanks so much for sharing this idea. Hi Jennifer! In fact, so many teachers bristle at the thought of PD because most of the time, it’s executed so poorly. MS Bertoni (1919) considered the Paraná–Paraguay River drainage to be the place of origin. You want a pineapple that is consistently golden-yellow from top to bottom, but not getting into dark orange territory—that's gone too far. A pineapple will not ripen any further – get any sweeter – after picking. Take a look at the first item under “Tips for Making Pineapple Charts Work.” Hope you find something there that helps!