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Mrs. Dougherty from Galloway NJ is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Active Learning Strategies to Promote Inclusive Instruction

Teacher Professional Development: I need professional development books to help improve my ability to incorporate active learning strategies in my inclusive classroom. <profdevpilot>

  • $377 goal

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My Students

Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way.” - George Evans Active Learning has changed the experience of my students in the classroom. I now feel though it's time for me to expand my knowledge in this area and find new strategies and methods.

I am presently in my fourteenth year of teaching.

I have taught grades kindergarten to third grade. As a military spouse it took me awhile to get my degree as we moved every three years, but now am a year away from receiving my Masters Degree in Education as a Reading Specialist. I also am the director of a free military child tutoring program, They are Heroes Too!. Now in our eighth year our all volunteer staff provide free tutoring services for children of our Armed Forces. Our program was featured in the November 2013 Family Circle magazine. I am also completing a fellowship for the Military Child Education Coalition and mentoring student teachers from Stockton University in Galloway, New Jersey.

My Project

I am requesting a variety of books recommended by the website edutopia, EDWeek, and my college professors to use as professional development for myself regarding using active and practical learning strategies and collaboration techniques for my third graders.

These books will help me create inclusive collaborating communities of learners where students with wide ranges of abilities―from those considered gifted to those with severe cognitive disabilities―may learn together at their own level.

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Mrs. Dougherty
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Active Learning: 101 Strategies to Teach Any Subject • Amazon $52.97 1 $52.97
200+ Active Learning Strategies and Projects for Engaging Students' Multiple Intelligences • Amazon $37.74 1 $37.74
From Tutor Scripts to Talking Sticks: 100 Ways to Differentiate Instruction in K-12 Inclusive Classrooms • Amazon $35.15 1 $35.15
Differentiating Instruction: Collaborative Planning and Teaching for Universally Designed Learning • Amazon $33.59 1 $33.59
Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain • Amazon $28.53 1 $28.53
Joyful Learning: Active and Collaborative Learning in Inclusive Classrooms • Amazon $27.18 1 $27.18
17,000 Classroom Visits Can t Be Wrong: Strategies That Engage Students, Promote Active Learning, and Boost Achievement • Amazon $24.58 1 $24.58
Widening the Circle: The Power of Inclusive Classrooms • Amazon $17.10 1 $17.10
Active English: Learning Strategies That Will Have Your Students Asking, "Is That the Bell Already?" • Amazon $16.68 1 $16.68
The End of Molasses Classes: Getting Our Kids Unstuck--101 Extraordinary Solutions for Parents and Teachers (Touchstone Book) • Amazon $12.44 1 $12.44

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