Fundraising and Supplies

Find tips and ideas to get needed resources for your school or classroom.

  • Learning Environments

    3 Elementary Classroom Hacks

    A teacher explains strategies she once used with first graders, with updates from her current perspective teaching fourth grade.
  • Learning Environments

    3 Elementary Classroom Hacks

    A teacher explains strategies she once used with first graders, with updates from her current perspective teaching fourth grade.
  • Learning Environments

    8 Tips and Tricks to Redesign Your Classroom

    A classroom designer walks you through the process of redesigning your room, with videos to inspire you.
  • Professional Development

    Travel Grants and Fellowships for Educators

    Money is available to help fund teachers’ professional trips. Here are some resources to help you find and apply for grants and fellowships.
  • Learning Environments

    Cheap (Yet Valuable) Learning Space Redesign

    Rethink classroom and campus spaces, recycle and upcycle materials, tap student ingenuity, attract charitable donors -- and remake and revitalize your school without breaking the bank.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Tips and Resources for Funding an SEL Program

    When funding your SEL program, whether through government or private sources, remember that relationships, partnerships, and united fronts matter, and that vision and flexibility are critical.
  • Community Partnerships

    Growing a Community to Build a Garden

    Tapping your community for funds, resources, and labor isn't easy, but with planning, persistence, and good will, rallying local support for a major school project benefits everyone.
  • Learning Environments

    Elementary Classroom Hacks: Big Ideas at Little Cost

    With things like old keyboards, inexpensive aprons, free paint store supplies, and a little imagination, you can creatively customize your classroom environment to maximize learning.
  • Student Engagement

    A Place for Learning: The Physical Environment of Classrooms

    It's conventional wisdom that different types of instruction require different seating arrangements. It's also a no-brainer that classrooms should be inviting, environments that make students feel good to be there. Unfortunately, over the years I've visited classroom after classroom where conventional wisdom appeared to be disregarded. So here's a short course.
  • Education Trends

    6 Awesome Innovations in 2014

    From crowdfunding to innovations in character ed, Edutopia's Director of Programming and Innovation offers some reasons to be optimistic in 2014.