This week's interview is with my high school friend, Kaylee Keuthan. We go back to our Early Childhood Professions class our senior year. We spent two periods each day in a preschool classroom at our school learning the very basics of teaching and beginning our careers in education. Fast forward … [Read more...] about Simply Teach Episode #3: Kaylee Keuthan
(Holly's photo by Stephanie White) Holly is such a sweet friend who I have spent the past four years working with. In fact, we shared a wall all four years of our teaching together. Holly joined our 3rd grade team in 2013 right in time to see me go through my "year of hell". The following year we … [Read more...] about Simply Teach #02: Holly Sadler
This week I release my very first episode of Simply Teach- a podcast for teachers! I invited my friend Elmer to be my very first guest because I knew he would have me laughing through the whole episode. Elmer and I know each other from our college days working at ADLO (the shoe store). I … [Read more...] about Simply Teach #01: Elmer Nealy
Every year I struggled to think of student gift ideas for my kiddos. Partially because I wanted to give them something fun and creative. Also because I didn't want to give any gifts at all! So if you fall somewhere in between those to ends, this post will be helpful for you! This post may … [Read more...] about Student Gift Ideas that Are Cheap (or free!) and Easy!
My experience teaching has primarily been in second grade, with my first two years in third. Even my student teaching experience was in second grade. I feel like I have a good handle on how to manage and engage the little ones. But what about older students? How do you manage and engage them? How do … [Read more...] about Helpful Strategies to Motivate Older Students
Does anyone else feel like teaching poetry is really really hard? Because I do. I don't know if it is because poetry is so abstract. Or maybe I am just not a very poetic person. Either way, it's hard for me. But, after six years of struggling through this concept of teaching poetry, I have … [Read more...] about 3 Lesson Ideas for Teaching Poetry in Elementary