How to have the coolest classroom in school

The new school year is right around the corner. We hear that teachers are already busy decorating their classrooms for the year ahead.

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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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5 Reasons you miss your students over the summer

As much as you joke about kids driving you crazy, and as much as you fantasize about a summer outside the classroom, let’s be real. About a week into summer, this happens:

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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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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:

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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.

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