Hi, I'm Nesli!

Helping teachers go from overwhelmed to a confident, rock-star teacher!

I am so happy you found my little space on the internet and I’m BEYOND excited that you’re here. I’m a 2nd grade teacher, passionate about sparking curiosity & a joy for learning in my students. I want my students to not only LOVE coming to school, but I want them to be curious & eager to learn all the things. So you’ll find that I work really hard to create engaging & low prep resources that will make my students smile, think & even giggle a little! And I want to share with YOU what has helped me become a less overwhelmed, more confident + a happy teacher again.


teaching with Nesli

confident, happy teachers will instill a love of learning in their students

How 'Teaching with Nesli' can help you...

🧡 I help with making word problems less scary & less serious by providing you with done-for-you word problems that reveal fun  jokes to spark laughter and engagement in your classroom.

🧡 I help with creating a classroom culture of curiosity and excitement for learning by integrating fun facts into your math block (I’ll show you how!)

🧡 I help you spend less time scrolling on Pinterest and more time feeling inspired and motivated about teaching every day through engaging, low-prep, & rigorous activities!

🧡 I help integrate critical thinking + handwriting practice with this daily writing routine.

My Mission

My mission is to help you add simple routines in your classroom that can make a big impact on student learning, increase student achievement, excite all your learners, so much so, that they can't wait to come back the next day!


Years of teaching experience

1, 2, 3, ,4

are the grades I've taught




student-tested, teacher approved resources

More About Me...

Where did I go to school?

I graduated from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, with a double major in Elementary Education and Psychology.

A few of my favorite things:

I married my high school sweetheart. He’s amazing. And we now have 2 beautiful little girls. I cannot live without thin crust pizza and frozen margaritas. I dream about my morning cup of coffee. And then I daydream about my afternoon cup.

Share your fun facts:

I’m a total nerd and love fun facts (which is why I’ve created many resources with fun facts). What can I say..I LIKE FUN FACTS AND I CANNOT LIE. If you read slash sang that to the tune of Sir-Mix-a-Lot’s Baby Got Back, then we were defintiely meant to be teacher besties. 

I’m a really good Netflix binge watcher. Like if it were a sport, I’d come in 1st every time. Manifest, Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, Outlander, Schitts Creek, and Good Girls are a few of my faves.

Kind Words From a teacher

"Amazing! Fun! Easy to use! This was a huge hit with my grade 1, 2 and 3 classes. All the students were excited and engaged with both the math and the interesting facts. Thanks so much!"


WARNING: These activities may spark curiosity + giggles!

Lead your students to mastery with standards-aligned, fun and engaging activities that are easy to implement and make part of your daily routine!

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