[VIDEO] Support Teachers Like Stephen Ritz #TeachersChangeLives

Our son attends a community preschool where parents volunteer hours to create projects, clean, paint and do upkeep at the school. His teachers are great about making projects at home and bringing them to school. Even as a half-day preschool, the number of hours and dedication his teachers take really adds up. I also applaud teachers who think outside the box like Stephen Ritz in Bronx, New York who makes his classroom look like a countryside scene thanks to the unconventional garden his students have grown. Ritz is one of thousands of teachers who are changing lives everyday. Watch his video in the Teachers Change Lives video series, then learn how you can support teachers like him with as little as $5.

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Does this statistic surprise you? The average teacher spends “$13,000 out of pocket” to buy supplies and fund activities in their classroom. Considering that I know teachers who make about $30,000 a year, that’s a third of their salary!

Teachers Spend Out Of Pocket

Adopt a Classroom

Supporting teachers like Ritz doesn’t take a huge amount of time and money thanks to Office Depot’s #TeachersChangeLives campaign.  Just go online and click thanks to Adopt A Classroom and Office Depot.

Donate: Visit Teachers Change Lives and click “Donate to a Teacher” to donate as little as $5 to teachers like Stephen Fritz.

Register: Does your child’s classroom need an upgrade or piece of technology to further their education? Visit Teachers Change Lives  and click “Register a Classroom” to sign up for support. In case you’re wondering, “100% of donor contributions go directly to your classroom, fueling the aspirations of all your students.” I’m sharing this link with A.J.’s preschool directors and the other educators I know!

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Comment below: What project or effort at your neighborhood school could use the support of Adopt A Classroom? Will you share this news with them on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest and donate?

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

About Joyce Brewer

Creator & Host of Mommy Talk Show. Emmy award-winning TV journalist.Wife & Mommy; Mom Blogger; Social Media Coach; Long Island, New York transplant living in Atlanta, GA. Follow Joyce on Twitter @MommyTalkShow Author of Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms featuring interviews with mompreneurs who created businesses using their skills & backgrounds.

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One comment

  1. teachers salaries need to go up! i had no idea about he static’s of the average teacher spending $13,000 out of pocket. that’s insane!!!

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