Share Your Teacher Wisdom for a Chance to Win $25

At AdoptAClassroom.org, we give teachers a hand by helping bring supplies into your classrooms. But we also aim to be a community where teachers can connect with each other and feel supported. No one knows teaching better than you, and we want to create a space where you can learn from each other.

That’s why, every Friday of 2016, we’re posing a “Teachers2Teachers” question on our Facebook page. These are questions from real AdoptAClassroom.org teachers who are looking for some help. We’re asking you to comment on the post with your thoughts. Or, if their question sparks a question of your own, comment with yours to continue the conversation.

To reward this kind of teamwork, we’ll select one Facebook commenter each week to win a $25 credit to their AdoptAClassroom.org account. So each time you contribute a comment that answers the question, or poses a new question, you’ll be entered to win.

Each winner will be announced the following Friday on the next Teachers2Teachers post, so make sure you follow us on Facebook and keep up with us every week!

And don’t forget, you can’t receive the $25 prize without registering your classroom for free on AdoptAClassroom.org.

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16 Responses to “Share Your Teacher Wisdom for a Chance to Win $25”

  1. Mindi Shelow

    1 + 1 Write on a post-it 1 thing you learned and 1 thing you don’t understand OR wonder about. That way I get to see what was understood and also what students are having trouble with or want to know more about.

  2. Cassie Cox

    How many of you have had luck in reaching donors outside of your own school network? For instance, have you ever approached local businesses, and if so, what recommendations do you have for those of us interested in upping our fundraising efforts in this manner?

    • Lisa Liss

      The best way to involve community people in caring about your students is to have the students personally write letters. I’m amazed at how many people actually reply when it is a hand written letter instead of a form or an email. Send a picture of your class with every letter. Best advice ever, is to ALWAYS write a thank you note when anyone responds. They always remember the thank you notes.

  3. M-L Davidson

    I have 11th grader male Chinese student who has been failing all his classes including Mandarin ! Mother seems to be sabotaging or absolutely ignoring teacher concerns and attempts at intervention. Definitely not special Ed issue or language comprehension problem. Any ideas?

    • Connie Smith

      I had a student who slept in class all of the time, too. Come to find out, she had severely enlarged adenoids that were preventing her from getting a restful sleep at night. Once they were removed – the sleeping issue went away!

  4. This is not my original idea (I think all good teacher ideas are borrowed from other great teachers.) but I really love it. I have each of my students write down the name of one child that he or she would like to sit beside in class. I make sure they understand that they may or may not get to sit with this person but that I want to know who they would choose. I collect the slips of paper and look them over. It helps me to see who may be getting left out or who may be having trouble making friends. Occasionally a student will not have a person to pick. This helps me to see who I might need to keep an eye on or who may need some help fitting in and making friends. If it doesn’t cause problems for our class, I will try to honor their requests. Disturbing class will get the seating arrangement revoked.

  5. Kelly Brown

    One of the things I do with my Kindergarten students is to ask them to count to five before they blurt something out. It has helped with some of my students and others we are still working! This is a great question…I can’t wait to read the responses!

  6. I believe in classroom management so I have always made you 4th and 5th students to follow the 3 R’s that stand for : be responsible, be respectful , and be ready. Up to now, it works so well that scores are going up and students enjoy coming to school.

    • Lisa Liss

      True! As a Freedom Writer Teacher, that is the biggest component that Erin Gruwell stresses. It has always been a part of my teaching as well. If you can reach their heart, you can reach them! I see this post was a while ago, and I hope your received a bunch of positive comments.

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