Classroom Funds Allow Teacher’s Vision to Become Reality

High school teacher Laurie Rodriguez was shocked to find out that she was one of the teachers granted a $2,500 award through the Farmers Insurance Thank America’s Teachers program. “I didn’t expect to win because usually I don’t win anything I apply for,” Laurie shared. “Then one day I was checking my email and my kids […]

#PackYourBag: Crafting Your Story

This is the second chapter in the #PackYourBag series. With the six items in our “backpack,” we’re giving you tools to help fund your classroom. To read the first chapter, click here.  There are 27 million pieces of content shared online each day. So when it comes to getting your classroom funded, standing out is important. […]

3D Printing & the Classroom: Three Misconceptions You Should Forget

Not long ago, 3D printers were a tool of the future. Now, MakerBot Desktop 3D printers are installed in over 5,000 schools across the U.S. You may think 3D printing isn’t a fit for your classroom. Before you make that decision, we’d like to clear up a few misconceptions. 3D printing can help students to think […]

Apply for Tech Funding with the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest

Teachers, need help getting technology in your classroom? Can you “show how STEM can be applied to help improve your local community?” Samsung USA is looking for teachers for their Solve for Tomorrow contest. You have until November to apply for the following opportunities: STATE WINNERS 255 State Winners will receive two Galaxy Tablets STATE […]

Halloween Fun for Kinders, High Schoolers, and Everyone In-Between

You never outgrow Halloween. Which means that every level of teacher can get creative with their Halloween celebration, from totally adorable to absolutely terrifying. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite ideas for treats, games, and learning activities to make your planning a breeze! Plus, #BICFightForYourWrite has some great writing prompts for students of all ages! […]

The Bazillions: Kid-Friendly Rock-n-Roll Now Available on AdoptAClassroom.org

As a kid, Kristin Marshall listened to the Schoolhouse Rock using music as a tool to help her learn. Today, Marshall is part of an award-winning children’s music group called The Bazillions. “Sometimes you need something to hold on to in order to remember a concept,” Marshall said. “That’s our goal. With educational music, we […]

#PackYourBag: How to Set Realistic and Exciting Goals to Fund your Classroom

You didn’t become a teacher to fundraise. But you also didn’t become a teacher to spend $500, or even $1000 on school supplies each year. At AdoptAClassroom.org, fundraising is one of our favorite subjects. So we had an idea. We’ll teach you what we’ve learned so you can get back to teaching the next generation. We’ve put […]

#IAmATeacher 50 States, 51 Stories

“We’re teachers and teaching is our life.” – Jolie B., Kindergarten Teacher Every day, teachers get up in front of their classrooms and do their jobs, and it’s a hard job. Still, teachers will often be the first ones to tell you that, despite the challenges, teaching is a beautiful profession. So we wanted to gather some of […]

Our favorite #TeacherFashion of the week (And a #PlusIsEqual S/O!)

In our humble–but definitely accurate–opinion, fall is the best fashion season. As a teacher, you have the added benefit of starting a new year (and a new style) every year around this time. At AdoptAClassroom.org, we have extra reasons to love fall fashion thanks to some of our amazing partners. Have you heard about Lane Bryant‘s #PlusIsEqual campaign? […]