Support teachers with @Staples and Donorschoose.org

So many teachers spend their own money on school supplies for their classrooms. In the US, some estimates show 99.5 of all public school teachers use their money to equip their own classroom. I'm so excited that Staples is again supporting DonorsChoose.org and partnering with Katy Perry to encourage people to make their donation to support US public school teachers. This is a great campaign that can help a lot of teachers.

Staples Katy Perry Print PSA_2

So, here's what you can do:

  1. If you're a US public school teacher, make sure you register at DonorsChoose.org now!
  2. When you shop at Staples stores, supportDonorsChoose.org as part of your back to school shopping when you check out.
  3. You can also donate at StaplesforStudents.com and register for the sweepstakes below.

Here's a cool tip: When you shop at Staples and spend $25, you’ll receive an entry code on your receipt. Then, you can enter the sweepstakes at StaplesForStudents.com. One grand prize winner will win a $50,000 scholarship plus a trip for two to Los Angeles to meet Katy Perry. Four first prize winners and one guest each will also win air travel to Los Angeles, two nights stay and spending money to meet Katy Perry at the VIP Winners Celebration. (Lots of kids I know would be excited about this.)

The Katy Perry Public Service Announcement about Supporting Teachers

I love the story Katy Perry shares. Idea and dream boards are awesome. You can use your makerspace supplies to make idea boards like this. In fact, using DonorsChoose.org to stock your makerspace is a great idea.

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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