“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 […]
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? […]
When Katie Moore heard about one teacher’s classroom budget for the year, she was shocked. “I was out to dinner with a young a woman who teaches at a public school in San Diego,” she explained. “She finished her budget and she had $100 left for the year. That meant she would have to spend […]
The day Jolie Brouttier got her first teaching job, she registered for AdoptAClassroom.org. “I didn’t know the specifics of what I would need, but I had substituted and knew there were a lot of materials that come out of the pocket of the teacher.” “I wanted to get started and I wanted to get started quick.” […]
Your class might not be quite ready to start the school year. Students are getting used to those early mornings again and engaging them is not easy. Luckily, they have an awesome teacher who wants to provide them with knowledge. If you could also use a bit of help figuring out ways to inspire them […]
Does enjoying your summer mean spending massive amounts of time on Pinterest getting ideas for your classroom? During the month of August, we challenge you to getaway…and get creative with a Pinterest-inspired giveaway with the prizes sponsored by The Art Institutes system of schools!
We are always doing what we can to improve your experience with AdoptAClassroom.org. Like most nonprofit organizations, our website is a great help and a great challenge. To improve the experience for our teacher users, we are so excited to launch our updated Teacher Dashboard! A special thank you to all the AdoptAClassroom.org teachers who […]
For teachers and students alike, half the fun of fall is starting the new year off with a fresh look. If you’re anything like us, sometimes the excitement is a little too much, and you start feeling guilty about the frequency of mall-trips and packages showing up on your doorstep.
In our First-Year Teacher series we’ve talked about running your classroom, and all the other responsibilities involved in teaching. For this final post, we’re sharing teachers’ thoughts on the emotions that go along with the job, and how to survive the rollercoaster that is teaching.
Are you feeling the August panic? We know that when your students walk through the door this fall, you’ll have to be ready for anything. The school year is stressful and right now you have a chance to get ahead. You can’t anticipate every challenge you’ll face in the upcoming year, but the physical space […]
Can we guess what kind of teacher you are based on your fashion preferences? With the help of Lane Bryant we’re going to try! Pick your favorites below—then head into any Lane Bryant store to get a 15% teacher discount and support local classrooms across the country.
In our last First Year Teacher post, we shared what last year’s rookie teachers had to say about running their first classrooms. If you’re starting your first teaching job this year, we’re sure you’re expecting and preparing to plan lessons, manage a classroom, and grade papers. What you may not be expecting are all of the other […]