Good morning! Time for a little flashback to a time in my life that is very near and dear to my heart. Almost 8 years ago, I started teaching 2nd grade. Here I am on my first day of school, SO excited and so nervous at the same time!
I want to tell you about a campaign that I’m really excited about through Office Depot – it’s called Teachers Changing Lives. I don’t know how much life-changing happened with this adorable first class of mine, but I know they sure made an impact in my life. Everyone has that one teacher that they remember growing up. Mine was my high school choir teacher. He not only taught me about music, but about life and how to stretch myself and grow as a human being.
Check out this video about a wonderful teacher who is definitely changing the lives of his students!
Stephen Ritz is a teacher in the South Bronx. Stephen and his students built a tower garden in their classroom and turned it into a farm. He teaches his students how to go from seed to plate. Stephen hopes to help change schools in this generation, and fight juvenile diabetes and childhood obesity.
Office Depot and Adopt-A-Classroom have teamed up for a great cause. They are raising awareness about these amazing teachers and all they do to impact the lives of students. You can donate to the teacher highlighted in the video clip above, or to a teacher in your community! Here’s how:
How to Donate to a Teacher
1. Go to Teachers Changing Lives
2. Click on the teal “Donate to a Teacher” box, which will take you to the Adopt-A-Classroom website
3. Follow the corresponding steps from there