2nd Grade Teacher Creates a Family Base in her Classroom

“These kids are so excited about a book.” Heather Mitchell is a 2nd grade teacher at McKinley Elementary School in Erie, Pennsylvania. Her classroom is home to students from all over the world, and many are English Language Learners. Often their home lives are difficult, some without parents there to raise them. For that reason, […]

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How To Be a Classroom Champion

We all need someone to lean on, and teachers are no exception. If you are frustrated that teachers are struggling to teach because of a lack of supplies, you can do something about it. Become a Classroom Champion! Classroom Champions are often the key to a classroom adoption. When you help raise awareness about a […]

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Teacher Tip: Recruit a Classroom Champion to Help with Fundraising Needs

Fundraising! It’s why you got into teaching in the first place, right? Not so much. However, you know that a lot of your students don’t have access to the supplies they need for a variety of reasons. Fundraising has just become part of the job for many teachers. AdoptAClassroom.org helps you connect your classroom to […]

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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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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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