As educators, more often than not, we are expected to provide high-quality learning opportunities in our classrooms despite having insufficient materials to do so.
In low-income/high poverty areas, it is particularly difficult to provide adequate materials for students.
My scholars are brilliant and they deserve high-quality resources and materials that are similar to their higher-income peers. This gap should not determine a difference in their educational experience.
The community of learners in which I teach is vibrant, tight-knit, joyful, and eager to learn each and every day. My students are dreamers. They dig deep into their learning, demonstrate curiosity through questioning, and display a sense of energy that is contagious. My students deserve nothing less than amazing. They are the future!
I am a lover of reading. I read everything... including textbooks that help me help my students! I am always reflecting on the ways in which I can grow as an educator. Some of the texts here will help me potentially walk away with a better toolbox for teaching children. For example, I can work on executive functioning skills with children, better address my biases working with children, and learn more about ADHD, trauma, etc.
Help me help them by donating educational teaching books to my classroom.
Not only will you help me, but you will help my team. We are close-knit and share resources all the time.
Always striving to be better is incredibly important. That's what I hope we all want, too!
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