Teacher Uses Supplies to Get Students Excited About Math

As a student, Jameson Ivey struggled with math. As a math teacher, she incorporates fun activities to engage her students during class. “I could probably teach with just a textbook and a plain piece of paper but it’s not engaging.” Ivey teaches sixth grade math to about 100 students per year at Battle Creek Middle […]

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Apply for Tech Funding with the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest

Teachers, need help getting technology in your classroom? Can you “show how STEM can be applied to help improve your local community?” Samsung USA is looking for teachers for their Solve for Tomorrow contest. You have until November to apply for the following opportunities: STATE WINNERS 255 State Winners will receive two Galaxy Tablets STATE […]

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Halloween Fun for Kinders, High Schoolers, and Everyone In-Between

You never outgrow Halloween. Which means that every level of teacher can get creative with their Halloween celebration, from totally adorable to absolutely terrifying. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite ideas for treats, games, and learning activities to make your planning a breeze! Plus, #BICFightForYourWrite has some great writing prompts for students of all ages! […]

The Bazillions: Kid-Friendly Rock-n-Roll Now Available on AdoptAClassroom.org

As a kid, Kristin Marshall listened to the Schoolhouse Rock using music as a tool to help her learn. Today, Marshall is part of an award-winning children’s music group called The Bazillions. “Sometimes you need something to hold on to in order to remember a concept,” Marshall said. “That’s our goal. With educational music, we […]

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#PackYourBag: How to Set Realistic and Exciting Goals to Fund your Classroom

You didn’t become a teacher to fundraise. But you also didn’t become a teacher to spend $500, or even $1000 on school supplies each year. At AdoptAClassroom.org, fundraising is one of our favorite subjects. So we had an idea. We’ll teach you what we’ve learned so you can get back to teaching the next generation. We’ve put […]

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#IAmATeacher 50 States, 51 Stories

“We’re teachers and teaching is our life.” – Jolie B., Kindergarten Teacher Every day, teachers get up in front of their classrooms and do their jobs, and it’s a hard job. Still, teachers will often be the first ones to tell you that, despite the challenges, teaching is a beautiful profession. So we wanted to gather some of […]

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Our favorite #TeacherFashion of the week (And a #PlusIsEqual S/O!)

In our humble–but definitely accurate–opinion, fall is the best fashion season. As a teacher, you have the added benefit of starting a new year (and a new style) every year around this time. At AdoptAClassroom.org, we have extra reasons to love fall fashion thanks to some of our amazing partners. Have you heard about Lane Bryant‘s #PlusIsEqual campaign? […]

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Seattle lawyer shocked by shrinking teacher budgets

When Katie Moore heard about one teacher’s classroom budget for the year, she was shocked. “I was out to dinner with a young a woman who teaches at a public school in San Diego,” she explained. “She finished her budget and she had $100 left for the year. That meant she would have to spend […]

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“Don’t be afraid to be loud:” Jolie’s Success Story

The day Jolie Brouttier got her first teaching job, she registered for AdoptAClassroom.org. “I didn’t know the specifics of what I would need, but I had substituted and knew there were a lot of materials that come out of the pocket of the teacher.” “I wanted to get started and I wanted to get started quick.” […]

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