Teachers Spend $745 a Year on Supplies: The Cost of Distance Learning

In June 2020, AdoptAClassroom.org surveyed U.S. educators to find out how much PreK-12 teachers spend on school supplies in the era of distance learning. AdoptAClassroom.org received 3,938 unique, completed surveys from PreK-12 teachers at public, private, and charter schools nationwide. The survey found that during the 2019/2020 school year teachers are spending more than ever […]

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May Marketplace Update: Shopping Before Summer Break

Summer break is almost here, so it’s a great time to use your AdoptAClassroom.org donations to purchase the supplies you need now, or what you will need next school year, whether teaching from home, or in the classroom. If your school isn’t accepting deliveries because of COVID-19 related school closures, we can make special shipping […]

Distance Learning Lesson Plans on a Budget

We’re continuing to update our blog with Distance Learning lesson plans and tips to help teachers during this difficult transition period. Months into the COVID-19 outbreak, many schools nationwide remain closed for the remainder of the school year. Teachers had to leave their teaching strategies behind and develop Distance Learning lesson plans overnight. Every child […]

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Teacher Spending Survey: $50 Classroom Giveaway

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, teachers nationwide have made the switch to distance learning, and we want to know how this has impacted their school-related spending. We’re asking teachers to fill out our short survey to raise awareness about how Distance Learning has affected teachers and students across the nation this school year. We will use […]

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AdoptAClassroom.org 2018 Teacher Survey on Classroom Spending

In April 2018, AdoptAClassroom.org invited all teachers registered on our website to complete a survey about their spending on classroom supplies. Our intent was to better understand how much teachers are spending out of pocket on supplies for their classroom and students and if/how this has changed since our 2015 survey. More than 4,400 teachers […]

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Teacher Appreciation Week Ideas in the Era of COVID-19

When the COVID-19 outbreak hit the U.S., teachers immediately changed their entire lesson plan to work for distance learning overnight. Teacher Appreciation Week is around the corner (May 4th – 8th, 2020), right when teachers deserve admiration more than ever before. Today is the perfect time to start thinking of Teacher Appreciation Week ideas to […]

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April Marketplace Update: Distance Learning Supplies

AdoptAClassroom.org is still fully operational, and we’re committed to providing a fundraising platform for teachers and principals so they can get the distance learning supplies they need to reach their students. Due to COVID-19 related school closures, we understand that many schools are unable to accept packages. That’s why we’re modifying our existing tools so […]

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Teacher Twitter Chat: Communicating with Students and Families

Communication between teachers and students has always been vital for success in the classroom. But during these unprecedented times of distance learning en masse, communication between teachers and their students is more important than ever before. Many teachers are new to teaching in a virtual classroom, and are continuing to explore the best methods to […]

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Free Distance Education Tools During COVID-19

During this challenging time for educators and their students, AdoptAClassroom.org will share distance education tips and resources that we hear about that may be helpful for you. This is not advertising. We are not making money off of this, and we are not endorsing products, services, or companies. We are sharing things that might be […]

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