Featured ClassroomTechnology Would Help Special Ed Students Find Independence

As a Special Education teacher at Auburn Elementary School, Alexandria Lorentz is a much-needed advocate for her students. Alexandria works with students in Kindergarten through fifth grade, meaning she must cater to many different levels and learning styles. Consequently, she spent over $1000 during her first year teaching. Alexandria knew she wanted to help people […]

JaeaWelcome Jaea!

We’re excited to announce the arrival of Jaea, our new Program Coordinator! Jaea is a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where she studied Communications and Family Social Sciences. This fall she received her Master’s in Public and Nonprofit Administration from Metropolitan State University. Her love for nonprofits motivated her to pursue administrative management work. […]

Maried Beane BlogTeacher Raises Test Scores with Fun Books and Apple Cider

How did teacher Mairead Beane see her 10th graders progress their reading levels by two years? She gave them a comfortable space to read books they enjoyed. Mairead Beane taught 10th and 11th grade Literature at Minneapolis College Preparatory School, where many of her students would be the first in their families to attend college. Though […]

Screen Shot 2015-12-09 at 11.03.54 AMMake Your Students All-Stars with Multiplication Baseball

It’s December, so we know that focus is not the most bountiful trait in your classroom. Unfortunately for teachers, learning still has to (somehow) happen. Luckily, our intern Gino has a great idea for a way to practice multiplication in a way even your December students can engage in. Multiplication baseball is a game students […]

Laurie Rodriguez Class BlogClassroom 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 […]

Screen Shot 2015-10-21 at 10.52.25 AM3D 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 […]

Welcome GinoWelcome Gino!

We’re excited to announce the arrival of Gino, our new Writing Intern! Gino is a senior at Hamline University studying Communication and Digital Media Arts. He aspires to be a journalist and also has experience working with elementary students as a Page Scholar for the Page Education Foundation. For the past few years, Gino has volunteered at Hamline […]

The Bazillions BlogThe 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 […]