“I keep going for the children”: Stories from the Front Lines of Education

If classroom funding isn’t there, teachers find ways to fill the gap. They’re doing more with less and it’s coming out of their own pockets. We asked teachers across the nation to share the emotional and financial impact of funding legislation in their classrooms and lives.

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Together we supported 210,000 students this school year.

Thank you for supporting education with us this school year! Together, we’ve helped more than 8,400 classrooms so students in need across the country have access to the supplies they deserve.

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Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week with a Donation Match!

*** The Donation Match Has Ended: $0 in matching funds remain.*** Thank you to everyone who made a gift to a classroom this Teacher Appreciation Week. If you made a gift, you will receive a donation match confirmation email later this week. Still want to help? Find and support a teacher here. This Teacher Appreciation Week, […]

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4 Tips for Building Positive Relationships With Your Students

The role of the teacher has changed so much in my 13 years in the profession. Teachers find themselves constantly being asked to do more with less. One of the many things teachers do is build meaningful relationships with all students. You know how the saying goes, “Kids don’t care what you know until they […]

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Q&A: How Funding Professional Development Creates a Stronger Classroom

Kindergarten teacher Janice has raised more than $5,600 on AdoptAClassroom.org from individual donors and Spotlight funds in order to support her classroom needs. She purchased much-needed classroom supplies, but she also used the donations to pay for professional development courses to help her effectively utilize the materials she ordered. We hear from teachers and principals […]

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Five Tips from Dr. Jakeisha Gibson on Telling Your Story

Telling the story of your classroom can be overwhelming. You spend most of your time in the classroom, thinking about your students, or lesson planning. You can talk about your profession for hours, but how do you distill the most important information into a few paragraphs? Crafting a donation ask can be hard, but it […]

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Four Tips from Dr. Jakeisha Gibson on Creating a Fundraising Plan

During Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6 – 10, 2019, AdoptAClassroom.org is matching every unique donation to your classroom up to $50. Check out this blog post for details.  Teachers spend hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars a year to provide students with the resources they deserve. We’re experts on making the most of a small […]

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Join AdoptAClassroom.org's Facebook Group for Teachers

We’ve officially launched our Teachers’ Lounge Facebook group! Are you a teacher looking for a supportive space to discuss the education topics on your mind, or to join in on teaching and fundraising conversations with your fellow teachers? Check out our new Teachers’ Lounge Facebook group  and join a community of great teachers. The Teachers’ […]

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Tips for Teachers: How to Make a Video to Apply for Funding or Thank Your Sponsor

In recent years, we’ve asked teachers to create videos to apply for funding or thank sponsors. While we don’t often require videos, we do highly encourage teachers to create them. Videos are a great way to connect us and your supporters directly to you and your classroom. When we hear directly from you, we’re more […]

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