Free Tools for Lesson Planning this School Year

Your class might not be quite ready to start the school year. Students are getting used to those early mornings again and engaging them is not easy. Luckily, they have an awesome teacher who wants to provide them with knowledge. If you could also use a bit of help figuring out ways to inspire them […]

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#GetawayGiveaway: Win Art Supplies for your Class!

Does enjoying your summer mean spending massive amounts of time on Pinterest getting ideas for your classroom? During the month of August, we challenge you to getaway…and get creative with a Pinterest-inspired giveaway with the prizes sponsored by The Art Institutes system of schools!

Check Out the Great New Look of the AAC Teacher Dashboard

We are always doing what we can to improve your experience with AdoptAClassroom.org. Like most nonprofit organizations, our website is a great help and a great challenge. To improve the experience for our teacher users, we are so excited to launch our updated Teacher Dashboard! A special thank you to all the AdoptAClassroom.org teachers who […]

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#LookFreshFeelGood: Add AdoptAClassroom.org to your Back to School Look

For teachers and students alike, half the fun of fall is starting the new year off with a fresh look. If you’re anything like us, sometimes the excitement is a little too much, and you start feeling guilty about the frequency of mall-trips and packages showing up on your doorstep.

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The emotional whirlwind of your first year: Advice from last year’s rookies

In our First-Year Teacher series we’ve talked about running your classroom, and all the other responsibilities involved in teaching. For this final post, we’re sharing teachers’ thoughts on the emotions that go along with the job, and how to survive the rollercoaster that is teaching.  

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Organizational Tips for a Stress-Free Classroom

Are you feeling the August panic? We know that when your students walk through the door this fall, you’ll have to be ready for anything. The school year is stressful and right now you have a chance to get ahead. You can’t anticipate every challenge you’ll face in the upcoming year, but the physical space […]

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What Style Teacher are You: A Lane Bryant Quiz

Can we guess what kind of teacher you are based on your fashion preferences? With the help of Lane Bryant we’re going to try! Pick your favorites below—then head into any Lane Bryant store to get a 15% teacher discount and support local classrooms across the country. 

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What’s really involved in your first teaching job: Advice from last year’s Rookies

In our last First Year Teacher post, we shared what last year’s rookie teachers had to say about running their first classrooms. If you’re starting your first teaching job this year, we’re sure you’re expecting and preparing to plan lessons, manage a classroom, and grade papers. What you may not be expecting are all of the other […]

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Running your first classroom: Advice from last year’s rookies

Forty to fifty percent of new teachers leave within their first five years on the job. Why? Because teaching is hard. More is expected of teachers than they could comprehend before starting the job. Teachers are lesson-planners, disciplinarians, fundraisers, administrators, emotional-support systems, and more.

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