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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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Mental Health in the Classroom: Resources for Elementary Teachers

Millions of our nation’s students are dealing with mental health related problems, according to NPR Ed. When students need help, teachers are often the first responders. So, we talked to Melody Stiles, a third-grade teacher certified in special education, to learn some things teachers can do right now to support the mental health needs of […]

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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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Holiday Fundraising Ideas for Teachers

AdoptAClassroom.org wants to make sure that teachers have the supplies they need to support their students year-round. No matter how well-stocked classrooms are in September, consumables like pencils, construction paper, and crayons are used so quickly that many classrooms need these supplies restocked by December.  Luckily, this timing lines up with the season of giving. […]

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Classroom Crowdfunding: Back-to-School Social Media Toolkit

We receive amazing success stories from teachers who raise hundreds to thousands of dollars crowdfunding on AdoptAClassroom.org. When we asked our veteran fundraisers to share their advice for those new to crowdfunding, they all agreed that social media is the key to reaching more donors. To help teachers who are new to AdoptAClassroom.org, we created […]

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