Giving Tuesday Success#GivingTuesday Success Stories

At AdoptAClassroom.org, we’d like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who raised their hands for teachers on #GivingTuesday! Together, we had almost 200 adoptions, putting almost $19,000 (would this be $24,000 with LB funds?) into classrooms across the country. Better yet, with the help of Lane Bryant we matched the first 100 donations to make […]

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 […]

Blog-PackYourBag#PackYourBag: Organizing Champions for Your Classroom

So we’ve shown you how to set your goals and craft your story…and maybe now you’re feeling a little overwhelmed. You already have more than a full time job…you’re a teacher. It’s time to look for a little help with this fundraising thing. Let us introduce you to the Classroom Champion. A champion is someone […]

you could win blogTeachers, Don’t Miss Our New Year’s Eve Drawing!

As the year winds to an end, you’re probably setting goals and hopefully trying to enjoy a little of your time off. Maybe you’re also reflecting on the past year: the moments that made you laugh, cry, and cringe. We want you to take these reflections and use them to fund your classroom. Many of your […]

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 […]

Blog-PackYourBag#PackYourBag: Crafting Your Story

This is the second chapter in the #PackYourBag series. With the six items in our “backpack,” we’re giving you tools to help fund your classroom. To read the first chapter, click here.  There are 27 million pieces of content shared online each day. So when it comes to getting your classroom funded, standing out is important. […]

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 […]

teacher funding opportunity BlogApply for Tech Funding with the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest

Teachers, need help getting technology in your classroom? Can you “show how STEM can be applied to help improve your local community?” Samsung USA is looking for teachers for their Solve for Tomorrow contest. You have until November to apply for the following opportunities: STATE WINNERS 255 State Winners will receive two Galaxy Tablets STATE […]

Screen Shot 2015-10-07 at 2.26.32 PMHalloween Fun for Kinders, High Schoolers, and Everyone In-Between

You never outgrow Halloween. Which means that every level of teacher can get creative with their Halloween celebration, from totally adorable to absolutely terrifying. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite ideas for treats, games, and learning activities to make your planning a breeze! Plus, #BICFightForYourWrite has some great writing prompts for students of all ages! […]