Six Teachers Making a Difference

Here at AdoptAClassroom, we love celebrating the amazing educators who are changing the world, one student at a time. With a little help, these six classroom superstars are making a huge difference! 1. Cameo B. – Waterford, CA Cameo is a 2nd Grade teacher who decided that learning and fun should go hand in hand. […]

Tags: , , ,

Why Artifacts Help This History Teacher Captivate His Students

Mark Westpfahl teaches 6th and 7th grade History at Capitol Hill Magnet School in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He doesn’t want to teach in a lackluster environment,  so Mark fills his room with engaging “artifacts” that tell stories. “A classroom that’s just dull, drab, or a little bit boring doesn’t inspire kids to want to learn,” said […]

Tags: , , , ,

Teacher-Funded Classroom Makes Collaboration a Top-Priority

Katherine Haulter teaches 92 students in her 6th and 8th grade Honors English classes at River Valley Middle School in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Her classroom’s budget is completely self-funded, so she has to rummage for class materials or spend her own money to supply them. She spends around $3,000 each year to keep her classroom stocked with […]

Tags: , ,

April Featured Projects

Did you know? Teachers can use AdoptAClassroom.org to fundraise for specific projects. Check out these featured projects expiring soon or click here to find and support a classroom near you. Figure It Out! Barbara Fiaccone’s Classroom Sky Ranch Es Oklahoma City, OK Pencil, paper and your own “gray matter” are what counts! Barbara’s school serves a predominantly low-income […]

Tags: ,

A Music Classroom Where Every Student Is Important

Dr. David Lazerson understands what he does is serious… seriously fun, seriously unique, and seriously effective. Dr. Lazerson, also known as Dr. Laz, is a special education music and drama teacher at The Quest Center in Hollywood, Florida. There, Dr. Laz has created a one-of-a-kind classroom full of visual and sound effects for his students […]

Tags: , ,

March Featured Projects

Did you know? Teachers can use AdoptAClassroom.org to fundraise for specific projects. Check out these featured projects expiring soon or click here to find and support a classroom near you. Possible Mentoring Through Inspirational Strategies Jacqueline Torres-Quinones’s Classroom South Dade Senior High School Homestead, FL Jacqueline’s students need exposure to community role models and relevant books to read […]

Tags: ,

For Science Students, More Resources Mean More Opportunities

In Joy McCook’s high school science classroom, learning is all about hands-on discovery. Joy’s students come to her with hypotheses and propose experiments to test them. Her response? “As long as we feel it’s safe, we’ll do it.” Running a classroom this way requires a great deal of resources, such as test tubes, oxygen kits […]

Tags:

Technology Would Help Special Ed Students Find Independence

As a Special Education teacher at Auburn Elementary School, Alexandria Lorentz is a much-needed advocate for her students. Alexandria works with students in Kindergarten through fifth grade, meaning she must cater to many different levels and learning styles. Consequently, she spent over $1000 during her first year teaching. Alexandria knew she wanted to help people […]

Tags: ,

In Mr. Habeck’s Engineering Class, Building the Future Starts Today

Harvey “Buddy” Habeck is on a mission to bring engineering into the classroom in innovative and fun ways. Engineering Technology is a new class for his middle school, and it’s an important one. “Kids are losing touch with the basics of engineering,” he said. “This is a problem, since engineering is one of the oldest […]

Tags: ,