Six Tips for Communicating Student Progress to Parents

Mumble the words “report card” and watch teachers shudder with dread. When report cards are due, we dash madly to our school-issued computers to compile weeks’ worth of data into a single number or letter. We work into the night. Afterward, we struggle with the feeling that it wasn’t enough. The truth is that it’s […]

Mental Health in the Classroom: Resources for Elementary Teachers

Millions of our nation’s students are dealing with mental health related problems, according to NPR Ed. When students need help, teachers are often the first responders. So, we talked to Melody Stiles, a third-grade teacher certified in special education, to learn some things teachers can do right now to support the mental health needs of […]

Tips for Teachers: How to Make a Video to Apply for Funding or Thank Your Sponsor

In recent years, we’ve asked teachers to create videos to apply for funding or thank sponsors. While we don’t often require videos, we do highly encourage teachers to create them. Videos are a great way to connect us and your supporters directly to you and your classroom. When we hear directly from you, we’re more […]

Tips for Teachers: How to Take Photos of Your Students and Protect Their Privacy

We often ask teachers who receive donations on our site to send in photos of their classrooms and students as a way to thank their generous corporate sponsors and donors. Photos connect your supporters  directly to your classroom. When they see the positive impact they had on your students, they’re motivated to give again! We […]

Social Media Toolkit: Holiday Fundraising Edition

Nearly 1/3 of annual giving happens in December, so now is the perfect time to fundraise for your classroom. Not sure where to start? We created an easy to follow social media toolkit for holiday fundraising. Check out these fundraising tips: 1. Update your classroom page Your needs during the back-to-school shopping season might be […]

Classroom Crowdfunding: Back-to-School Social Media Toolkit

We receive amazing success stories from teachers who raise hundreds to thousands of dollars crowdfunding on AdoptAClassroom.org. When we asked our veteran fundraisers to share their advice for those new to crowdfunding, they all agreed that social media is the key to reaching more donors. To help teachers who are new to AdoptAClassroom.org, we created […]

How to Fundraise During the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

There’s just something about the holiday season that makes people more generous. People across the country are opening up their wallets and finding causes to support – Giving Tuesday is a great way to bring some holiday cheer into your classroom! Double your Donations on #GivingTuesday     We’ve been hard at work getting ready […]

#PackYourBag: 4 Ideas for Sharing Your Story on Social Media

This is the fourth 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.  In the fourth chapter of our #PackYourBag series, we’re using Art Supplies to talk about getting creative with Social Media. To read all […]