What do you do with a low-income school, a few donated garden boxes, and no funding for plants or supplies? To this question, teachers Debbie Rutledge-Lockyear and Janet White’s response was confident. You make it work. When they received the garden boxes, the teachers began dreaming of creating a community garden where they could give their […]
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 […]
As much as you joke about kids driving you crazy, and as much as you fantasize about a summer outside the classroom, let’s be real. About a week into summer, this happens:
It’s that time of year again: you pass out report cards, say your goodbyes to the students, and usher in a summer of rest and relaxation… Not quite.
In our increasingly online world, photos are becoming extremely important for effective communication. This is true when it comes to your AdoptAClassroom.org page, too! Updating your classroom page photo can make a big impact for your students. It is an easy way to quickly represent who you are as a teacher. Also, classrooms with a […]
We’re excited to roll out a new feature on our blog: The Innovative Teacher. We are constantly in awe of the great ideas and sharing nature of teachers on social media, and wanted a space to pull together some of those great thoughts. For the first installment, we asked you how you spent your summers—and […]
Sometimes we pretend that the end of the school year is only exciting for students. But let’s just acknowledge that it’s exciting for teachers too. Here’s five moments we hope you experience as this school year comes to a close:
We spend most of our time tackling the serious issue of teachers lacking money for basic school supplies. But sometimes we think teachers need a good laugh almost as much as you need new pencils. Especially when summer is so close, yet so far.
During Teacher Appreciation Week, we asked teachers to share the moments that make teaching #WorthIt to them. Over 250 teachers participated, getting us a little more teary-eyed every day. In the spirit of sharing the feel-good moments, here are 15 of our favorite “aw” inducing #WorthIt posts:
We get it. It’s tough to find the perfect teacher gift. What could you possibly buy that expresses how grateful you are for their dedication to helping your child learn? It’s a lot of pressure, and we know the temptation to take the easy way out and buy the World’s Greatest Teacher mug.
Mrs. Ramsey is determined to see her 4th grade class succeed. However, in a district where over 70 percent of students qualify for free or reduced lunch, basic school supplies are out of reach for many of her students. In response, she covered the cost of those items out of her own pocket.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…for teachers! This year, May 4-8th is Teacher Appreciation Week and Tuesday, May 5th is National Teacher Day. We want to say THANK YOU teachers for your tireless devotion to your students. You open your hearts and your wallets to our nation’s children each and every day. We […]