7 Tips for a Thriving Inclusive Classroom

Are you a K-12 educator who needs funding for inclusive classroom materials? Apply for a $1,000 AdoptAClassroom.org Inclusive Classroom grant by March 31, 2020 here! Creating an inclusive classroom is important because it’s likely that students in any given class exhibit a wide range of needs. Some of these needs might be identified on paper […]

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Teacher tips to reduce student writing anxiety
7 Teacher Tips to Reduce Student Writing Anxiety

Guest blogger Danielle Martin teamed-up with AdoptAClassroom.org to offer practical teacher tips to get your students excited about writing. If you’re a writing teacher, you probably love to write. Your students might not share this sentiment. They might resist the brainstorming process, the drafting process, or the research process. Or they may simply resist putting […]

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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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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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Six Tips for Communicating Student Progress to Parents

Mumble the words “report card” and watch teachers shudder with dread. When report cards are due, we dash madly to our school-issued computers to compile weeks’ worth of data into a single number or letter. We work into the night. Afterward, we struggle with the feeling that it wasn’t enough. The truth is that it’s […]

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The Los Angeles Strike: A Teacher’s Perspective

On January 14, Los Angeles teacher and AdoptAClassroom.org guest blogger Dr. Jakeisha Gibson joined her fellow teachers on strike for smaller class sizes, increased salaries, and the hiring of more nurses and counselors to meet growing student needs. The night before the strike, Jakeisha detailed on her blog the feelings she and her students experienced […]

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