#BICFightForYourWrite

We at AdoptAClassroom.org are excited for another year teaming up with BIC’s Fight for Your Write campaign! Together, we are working to save handwriting as a critical learning tool for children. But we think typing about it would be a little hypocritical…So instead we got some of our team members to practice their handwriting by […]

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2nd Grade Teacher Creates a Family Base in her Classroom

“These kids are so excited about a book.” Heather Mitchell is a 2nd grade teacher at McKinley Elementary School in Erie, Pennsylvania. Her classroom is home to students from all over the world, and many are English Language Learners. Often their home lives are difficult, some without parents there to raise them. For that reason, […]

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In Queens, Ms. Hemans’ Young Men Need Pencils to Thrive

Vivett Hemans is an 8th grade language arts teacher at Eagle Academy for Young Men of Southeast Queens in Jamaica, NY. “There is one Eagle Academy in each of the five boroughs as well as one in Newark, New Jersey,” said Ms. Hemans. “They have been strategically placed in neighborhoods that have been identified as school-to-prison […]

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Fashion Project could add an extra dimension to your fundraising efforts

It’s that time of year again: you pass out report cards, say your goodbyes to the students, and usher in a summer of rest and relaxation… Not quite.

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AAC Teacher Tip
Teacher Tip: Update Your Photo for a Bigger Donor Impact

In our increasingly online world, photos are becoming extremely important for effective communication. This is true when it comes to your AdoptAClassroom.org page, too! Updating your classroom page photo can make a big impact for your students. It is an easy way to quickly represent who you are as a teacher. Also, classrooms with a […]

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The Innovative Teacher: Summer (Not-Quite-A) Vacation

We’re excited to roll out a new feature on our blog: The Innovative Teacher. We are constantly in awe of the great ideas and sharing nature of teachers on social media, and wanted a space to pull together some of those great thoughts. For the first installment, we asked you how you spent your summers—and […]

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Bob’s Chalk Talk: Back to School is Coming

An AdoptAClassroom.org update from our Executive Director, Bob Thacker: Summer is right around the corner and that means Back to School will follow. Here’s a recap of major events going on over the summer as we gear up for Back to School.  Sponsor News Farmers Insurance Awards 60 Teachers Grants Farmers Insurance awarded 60 teachers […]

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Sleeping past 6 a.m. (and 4 other end-of-the-year excitements)

Sometimes we pretend that the end of the school year is only exciting for students. But let’s just acknowledge that it’s exciting for teachers too. Here’s five moments we hope you experience as this school year comes to a close: 5. The exhausted excitement When you’re geeking out over sleeping until eight a.m. 4. The […]

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Teacher Humor Roundup 5/19

We spend most of our time tackling the serious issue of teachers lacking money for basic school supplies. But sometimes we think teachers need a good laugh almost as much as you need new pencils. Especially when summer is so close, yet so far. https://instagram.com/p/22XY2YMjKa/   It’s the home stretch, and anything that can be […]

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