music teacher tips for an engaging classroom
Teacher Tips for Engaging Students in Learning

Alex is a music teacher supporting three different high school choirs: Jazz Choir, Concert Choir, Varsity Choir; plus a middle school choir, and 6th grade music exploration. He also teaches a music theater appreciation class and a glee class. Overall, he has over 300 students in his relatively new music program. Like any teacher, he […]

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Teacher Tips: Find Your Classroom Page Link

After you have created a classroom page, you’re going to want to share it with your community to help spread the word. If you’re having trouble finding your classroom page link, here are some step-by-step directions to help you out. 1. Login to your AdoptAClassroom.org account. Either follow the link in our menu at the […]

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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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How to Create a Classroom Page

Creating a classroom page on AdoptAClassroom.org is the first step in purchasing the resources you need most for your classroom. Think of your AdoptAClassroom.org classroom page as the primary method of sharing your classroom’s unique story. This page can be searched by donors on adoptaclassroom.org, and even shared directly within your communities. Creating a page […]

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Tips for Getting the Best Shipping Rate on the AdoptAClassroom.org Marketplace

The AdoptAClassroom marketplace is a one-stop-shop for educational resources including books, office supplies, flexible seating, musical instruments and more. Our extensive online marketplace is made possible by our vendor partners who are essential in supporting us as a nonprofit organization. Their support also allows our online donors to give 100% directly to their favorite teacher […]

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Tips for Teachers: How to Take Photos of Your Students and Protect Their Privacy

We often ask teachers who receive donations on our site to send in photos of their classrooms and students as a way to thank their generous corporate sponsors and donors. Photos connect your supporters  directly to your classroom. When they see the positive impact they had on your students, they’re motivated to give again! We […]

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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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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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