How Does AdoptAClassroom.org Help Teachers?

When Michael found AdoptAClassroom.org in 2020, he was struggling. He had been teaching in his home state of Florida for three years and decided to switch from a middle school to a high school. In his first few years of teaching he had spent nearly $9,000 out of his own pocket on supplies to support […]

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Honoring Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Resources for Teachers

Indigenous Peoples’ Day recognizes the historic and modern contributions of diverse Native peoples to the United States’ history and culture. For many activists who fought for recognition, this holiday also acknowledges the violence Christopher Columbus perpetuated onto Native tribes. In 2021, President Biden acknowledged Indigenous Peoples’ Day as an observed holiday in the United States.   […]

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Trauma-Informed Teaching Practices for Talking to Students About Traumatic Events

Teaching has been immensely challenging over the last few years. Teachers have had to facilitate learning in the face of traumatic events happening in their communities and worldwide. While it’s important to address these events in the classroom, it can be hard to sort through trauma-informed teaching practices to find the right way to speak […]

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Classroom Management: The First Week of Elementary School

The author of this blog post on classroom management, Annie Alcott, was a Bay Area teacher for 30 years. She taught at the K-3 level and as a teacher educator at UC Berkeley. The key to classroom management is (drumroll please): relationships. Your relationship with your class, your relationship with individual students, and students’ relationships […]

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Supplies you can get on AdoptAClassroom.org (with guidance from teacher influencers!)

AdoptAClassroom.org provides PreK-12 teachers at public, private, and charter schools nationwide with donations to purchase school supplies. When teachers receive a donation on AdoptAClassroom.org, they can spend the funds on the classroom materials they need, when they need them.  During Teacher Appreciation Week, several teacher influencers on TikTok and Instagram shared the items they purchased […]

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“Abbott Elementary” Tackles Real Issues in Education

The television show “Abbott Elementary” raised a buzz among teachers for its realistic depictions of an elementary school. Set in Philadelphia, “Abbott Elementary” is a workplace comedy that features a group of teachers as the hardworking, funny and flawed professionals that they are.  AdoptAClassroom.org is a national nonprofit that’s been supporting teachers like those portrayed […]

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Three Social Emotional Learning Activities for your classroom

At AdoptAClassroom.org, we want to make sure that educators have the resources they need to support their students. We’ve seen more and more teachers spend their AdoptAClassroom.org donations on supplies for social emotional learning activities.  To help, we’ve assembled some resources below for educators who want to integrate more social emotional learning activities into their […]

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$500 #ClassroomGrantChat Live Twitter Chat Giveaway

Now through October 27, we’re accepting classroom grant applications for three of our Spotlight Funds: Inclusive Classroom, STEM, and COVID-19 Relief. To help teachers apply for these classroom grants, we’re hosting a live #ClassroomGrantChat Twitter Chat. During the Twitter chat, we’ll answer questions about applying for classroom grants and share our best grant writing tips.  […]

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Teacher Tips for Classroom Fundraising on AdoptAClassroom.org

AdoptAClassroom.org provides teachers with  classroom fundraising resources so they can give their students the tools they need to succeed in school without spending their own money. We offer a variety of classroom fundraising options for teachers so they can choose the methods that work best for them. Teachers can raise donations through our crowdfunding platform, […]

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