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.” […]
You can tell that Kymberli Cosner loves being a teacher. She lights up when you ask about her 4th grade science students. “My students are diverse for sure,” she said. “They’re really energetic and they’re responding really well which is very exciting.” Miss Cosner is also excited to create an environment where learning is fun. […]
The back to school season is tough for parents too. We know that for many of you, time and money are stretched thin and emotions can be running high as you send your littlest ones into their first classrooms. Getting back in the school groove is a process, making it really easy to forget about […]
AdoptAClassroom.org was proud to be a guest of MELSA during Read and Ride Day at the Minnesota State Fair this year! This was our first year at the State Fair and we wanted to make a splash by asking fairgoers to thank their favorite teacher in our photo booth. We were blown away by the fantastic impact […]
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 […]
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.
Forty to fifty percent of new teachers leave within their first five years on the job. Why? Because teaching is hard. More is expected of teachers than they could comprehend before starting the job. Teachers are lesson-planners, disciplinarians, fundraisers, administrators, emotional-support systems, and more.
We at AdoptAClassroom.org are excited for another year teaming up with BIC’s Fight for Your Write campaign! Together, we are working to save handwriting as a critical learning tool for children. But we think typing about it would be a little hypocritical…So instead we got some of our team members to practice their handwriting by […]
“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, […]
Michael Ellegood is concerned about the state of education in his city. When a vote to give the local school system more money failed, it upset him. “We are taking kids that are our future and we are denying them their future,” he said. “I want to do something so that people in our community […]
We all need someone to lean on, and teachers are no exception. If you are frustrated that teachers are struggling to teach because of a lack of supplies, you can do something about it. Become a Classroom Champion! Classroom Champions are often the key to a classroom adoption. When you help raise awareness about a […]