What is Simply Skilled Teaching?

Hey there Peeps… I hope this post finds you all well! I have been getting this question via e-mail A LOT!  So… I figured….it might be time to give my peeps some insight into what Simply Skilled Teaching is all about!   STRESS…ANXIETY…EXHAUSTION… LACK OF TIME WITH FAMILY…. This is ….. This is the reason I created Simply Skilled Teaching. These are the words I hear OVER and OVER and OVER again within the various online teaching communities that I…

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Teach the curriculum

“Teach the curriculum with fidelity.” They say. Absolutely, NOT OKAY! There is a question, or rather a concern that I get asked all too often. And it resonates with me so much I wanted to touch on this today.…

What is Guided Math that Works?

Hey there friends… This post has been a YEAR in the making!  I am SO EXCITED to share this with all of you! I have received hundreds of e-mails, Facebook messages, and DM’s on Instagram asking me if I…

How I Teach Close Reading (and a FREEBIE!)

Close reading is a critical skill for students to develop, and what could get them more excited to pay attention than creepy, crawly ants? “All About Ants” is the Prepared Passages Trifold we are tackling in the video above…

How I Teach Cause and Effect During a Guided Reading Group

If you have ever struggled to teach cause and effect in your classroom, watch the video above or read on! I’m sharing one of my very favorite teaching techniques step-by-step. You won’t believe how much it helps students link…

St. Patrick’s Day Fun in the Classroom

Hey Peeps…. I hope this post finds you well!  One of my favorite days to celebrate in my classroom over the years has been St. Patrick’s Day. I am 50% Irish and 50% Italian!  My mom is Irish and…

Second Grade Guided Math: Counting Money Lesson

I know it can be helpful for you to see how other teachers conduct their lessons. So, in this video, I am showing an entire Guided Math Counting Money lesson from start to finish that I did in my…

My Word Work Station – Activities and Ideas

A question I get every day is ‘What are your kids doing during Word Work each day?’ In this post and video, I am going to show you exactly the types of activities my students work on during their…