Classroom Success Story: School Garden Grows Important Lessons for Students

What do you do with a low-income school, a few donated garden boxes, and no funding for plants or supplies? To this question, teachers Debbie Rutledge-Lockyear and Janet White’s response was confident. You make it work. When they received the garden boxes, the teachers began dreaming of creating a community garden where they could give their […]

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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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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. 

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15 times teaching was #WorthIt

During Teacher Appreciation Week, we asked teachers to share the moments that make teaching #WorthIt to them. Over 250 teachers participated, getting us a little more teary-eyed every day. In the spirit of sharing the feel-good moments, here are 15 of our favorite “aw” inducing #WorthIt posts:

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Five Reasons to “Stop the Mug” This Year

We get it. It’s tough to find the perfect teacher gift. What could you possibly buy that expresses how grateful you are for their dedication to helping your child learn? It’s a lot of pressure, and we know the temptation to take the easy way out and buy the World’s Greatest Teacher mug.

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Featured Classrooms for May

If you haven’t browsed our classroom pages lately, you’re missing out! We have thousands of fantastic teachers looking for resources to help their students learn, grow, and find inspiration. Check out our featured classrooms this month below or search our website to find a teacher near you. Here are just a few teachers with worthy funding causes.

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Success Story: Mrs. Ramsey’s 4th Grade Class

Mrs. Ramsey is determined to see her 4th grade class succeed.  However, in a district where over 70 percent of students qualify for free or reduced lunch, basic school supplies are out of reach for many of her students. In response, she covered the cost of those items out of her own pocket.

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It’s Teacher Appreciation Week

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…for teachers! This year, May 4-8th is Teacher Appreciation Week and Tuesday, May 5th is National Teacher Day. We want to say THANK YOU teachers for your tireless devotion to your students. You open your hearts and your wallets to our nation’s children each and every day. We […]

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