6 Celebrities Who Got Their Start Teaching

Did you know? Teaching is where several celebrities got their start. From music to acting, the following former teachers began by working in the classroom. Of course, teachers are the true stars to us at AdoptAClassroom.org. 1. Sheryl Crow After receiving a degree in music education from the University of Missouri, Sheryl Crow became a third-grade music […]

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Teachers2Teachers: How to Engage Tough-to-Reach Parents

When it comes to giving advice about teaching, there’s no one better to ask than your peers. That’s why we’ve started Teacher2Teachers, a space where you can ask hard questions and share knowledge. This month, Jana had a great question, and you all had even better answers. How can you engage a parent who doesn’t […]

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These Teachers are #ReadyForSpring

This month, we asked our teachers to get their classrooms #ReadyForSpring and share their creations on Instagram. We loved seeing how you all make your classrooms beautiful. Here are some of our favorites. Congratulations to Mrs. Ulreich, winner of our $50 prize! Want to enter your classroom on our next contest? Register for AdoptAClassroom.org and […]

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#PackYourBag: The 3 Most Important Rules for Thanking Your Donors

This is the sixth chapter in the #PackYourBag series. With the six items in our “backpack,” we’re giving you tools to help fund your classroom. To read the first chapter, click here.  We all know that saying “thank you” is the right thing to do. But do you know that it could also increase the chances […]

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Farmers Insurance Raises a Hand for Teachers Again in 2016

At AdoptAClassroom.org, we’ve been happy to partner with Farmers Insurance in the past, both with the Thank America’s Teacher program, and with our recent surprise in Kennett, MO. This year is no different, and we’re excited to continue partnering on Thank America’s Teachers. Farmers and America’s Teachers believe in the power of smart. Farmers is […]

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#PackYourBag: The Best Days to Fundraise for Your Classroom

In the first four chapters of our #PackYourBag series, we covered the basics of how to raise money for your classroom.  Now, it’s time for you to add your own creativity to the mix. The fifth chapter of the series is like a Pinterest Board of crazy, silly ideas that could make a big impact for […]

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Win $50 with our #ReadyForSpring Instagram Contest

It’s finally time to start thinking about spring! We are more than ready to celebrate warm weather, Spring Break…and the chance to win $50 for your classroom! Is your classroom #ReadyForSpring? No matter what grade level you teach, your classroom environment is important. So we thought we’d give you an added incentive to get your classroom #ReadyForSpring. […]

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In the Art Room, Supplies are Everything

Art teacher Becca Hanson has a yearly budget of $400. That might sound like a lot, but in reality it only covers the cost of paper. Last year, she spent $1000 out of her own pocket. “In the art room supplies are everything…I don’t think we could have an art class without all the materials […]

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5 Free Apps That Create a Stimulating Learning Environment

We bet to get your teaching license you didn’t have to take a class about how to pick the right apps. Regardless, as an educator you’re often in charge of picking the right apps for your students. Thousands of teachers purchase technology items from vendors like Best Buy and Office Depot via AdoptAClassroom.org every year. […]

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