Dr. David Lazerson understands what he does is serious… seriously fun, seriously unique, and seriously effective. Dr. Lazerson, also known as Dr. Laz, is a special education music and drama teacher at The Quest Center in Hollywood, Florida. There, Dr. Laz has created a one-of-a-kind classroom full of visual and sound effects for his students […]
For teachers without classroom budgets, a donation provides the bare necessities for a classroom. Danielle Blumhoefer teaches special education at Maple Lake Elementary. Her classroom needs are basic, but still amount to many out-of-pocket purchases. “As a special education teacher, I don’t have my own classroom per say, so I don’t have a classroom budget,” she said. […]
We all get a lot of email. In an ever-increasingly electronic world, hand-written thank you cards, notes or photos stand out to donors. Taking a moment for your class to appreciate the generosity of others and to express that gratitude is also a great lesson for students. We’ve collected helpful tips and ideas on how to make your classroom’s […]
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!
Paula Cole is a teacher who knows how to adapt. She ensures that her students continue getting a strong, inclusive education no matter what changes happen in school or what struggles they face at home. Mrs. Cole is a 1st grade teacher at Emerson Elementary in Minneapolis, MN. Emerson Elementary is a dual Spanish immersion […]
Like many teachers, Katherine Holland was getting anxious thinking of ways to prepare for the school year ahead. Mrs. Holland is a sixth grade teacher at Clinton Middle School in Tulsa, OK. Often her students can use an extra hand to get the school year. “I have 130 students, most come from five housing projects […]
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.
“These kids are so excited about a book.” Heather Mitchell is a 2nd grade teacher at McKinley Elementary School in Erie, Pennsylvania. Her classroom is home to students from all over the world, and many are English Language Learners. Often their home lives are difficult, some without parents there to raise them. For that reason, […]
Fundraising! It’s why you got into teaching in the first place, right? Not so much. However, you know that a lot of your students don’t have access to the supplies they need for a variety of reasons. Fundraising has just become part of the job for many teachers.
The new school year is right around the corner. We hear that teachers are already busy decorating their classrooms for the year ahead.
Vivett Hemans is an 8th grade language arts teacher at Eagle Academy for Young Men of Southeast Queens in Jamaica, NY. “There is one Eagle Academy in each of the five boroughs as well as one in Newark, New Jersey,” said Ms. Hemans. “They have been strategically placed in neighborhoods that have been identified as school-to-prison […]