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Ms. Stenzel from Minneapolis MN is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Back to School: Teacher University!

I need resources that will allow me to continue my education and knowledge of children!

  • 5 donors
  • $326 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

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!

My Project

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!

Ms. Stenzel
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Executive Function Guidebook: Strategies to Help All Students Achieve Success • Amazon Business $31.29 1 $31.29
Trauma-Informed Social-Emotional Toolbox for Children & Adolescents: 116 Worksheets & Skill-Building Exercises to Support Safety, Connection & Empowerment • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
CBT Toolbox for Depressed, Anxious & Suicidal Children and Adolescents: Over 220 Worksheets and Therapist Tips to Manage Moods, Build Positive Coping Skills & Develop Resiliency • Amazon Business $25.76 1 $25.76
Teaching for Black Lives • Amazon Business $23.08 1 $23.08
Creating Social and Emotional Learning Environments (Professional Resources) • Amazon Business $23.04 1 $23.04
The Ramped-Up Read Aloud: What to Notice as You Turn the Page [Grades PreK-3] (Corwin Literacy) • Amazon Business $22.45 1 $22.45
We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom • Amazon Business $22.45 1 $22.45
Self-Regulation and Active Problem Solving: Activities to Teach Kids How to Generalize Learned Skills to Real-Life Situations • Amazon Business $21.83 1 $21.83
The Interactive Class: Using Technology to Make Learning More Relevant and Engaging in the Elementary Classroom • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Mindfulness Workbook for Kids: 60+ Activities to Focus, Stay Calm, and Make Good Choices • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Mindful Games For Kids: 50 Fun Activities to Stay Present, Improve Concentration, and Understand Emotions • Amazon Business $11.38 1 $11.38

Materials cost

$243.25

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$276.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.86

Total project goal

$325.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$325.76

5 Donors

-$308.11

Donations toward project cost

-$276.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.21

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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