Teaching Strategies to Facilitate Fundraising

A simple way for you to gain the financial capabilities to invest in an armada of new iPads is to hold a fundraiser. A fundraiser can be painful, or it can be fun! It’s up to you as the teacher to make sure that your students are motivated to carry out a successful fundraiser.

With that in mind, today on TeachHUB.com, frequent contributing writer Janelle Cox, herself a seasoned educator on the East Coast, looks at how to motivate students to successfully fundraise.
Janelle’s ideas include:

  • Set a Monetary Goal
  • Be Motivational
  • Give Daily or Weekly Reminders
  • And More!


Janelle sums up her article thusly: “The more excited and motivated the students are about the fundraiser, the better the chances are that your fundraiser will be a success. Keep students engaged and excited with these top tips and you may just have your best-selling fundraiser yet.

Do you have any tips for school fundraising that you would like to share?


Technology in the Classroom: The Hour of Code

Next week, teachers across the globe will be celebrating the Hour of Code, a celebration of sorts of computer coding. After all, our curriculums are already chok full of reading, writing, and arithmetic, but in terms of anything tangentially technological, sometimes our teaching can fall woefully short.

Not sure exactly how to carry out an hour of code? Today on TeachHUB.com, frequent contributing writer Jordan Catapano, himself an English teacher in the Chicago suburbs, takes a look at how teachers can carry out the Hour of Code. He notes, “The Hour of Code is simple to participate in. Code.org encourages people of all ages, from 4 to 104, to learn how to code. Coding doesn’t just have to be for exactly 60 minutes; you can split up the time during the week, or go for more than an hour if you like. And hey, if your schedule during the week of Dec. 7 doesn’t work out, you could set aside an hour of coding just about any time during the year that it does suit you.”

Will you participate in this year’s Hour of Code? Why or why not?