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Ms. Walker from Maryville TN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building A Business Technology Library!

My students need many business & technology related books to start a business reading library. These books range from how to write a business plan to successful people in business.

  • $452 goal

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If you can't read about people and success in do you know it's out there? I teach Computer Applications in grades 9-12 in a rural, high-poverty area area in Tennessee.

Exposure to business and success is very minimal. My plans are to bring back the Introduction to Business class in our program. Until that happens, I am planning to implement different types of business related reading material into my classes.

I plan on stocking my room with many different types of business/technology related books that students can check out and read anytime they wish. My students especially need "How to write a Business Plan". I can use this book to discuss and teach how to develop a business and incorporate lessons from the Computer Applications class. I want my students to have big dreams for themselves. The only way I can teach that to them now is verbally. By having these books in the classroom, I can physically pull a book from the shelf and say "read this", it will help you see how people have and create success and that you can achieve it also. Some of the books I have chosen are from John Maxwell "Leadership 101", "Ethics", "Attitude", and "Success". I have also chosen "Rich Dad, Poor Dad", "The Millionaire Next Door", "48 Days To The Job You Love", and others from Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, and Dave Ramsey. I have also selected the Microsoft Office 2003 set for "dummies". Computers require lots of patience, especially when the applications aren't working properly. By having this set I can teach students how to "look up" the answers instead of always on me to tell them.

You can help my students dreams become a reality by supplying them with the necessary reading tools and teach them to be independent learners. I feel this is one of the most important projects I have posted and after reading it...hope you will also.

Ms. Walker
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens Sean Covey • Barnes and Noble $10.39 1 $10.39
Rich Dad, Poor Dad for Teens: The Secrets About Money--That You Don't Learn in School! Robert T. Kiyosaki, Sharon L. Lechter • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
The 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make: A Guide for Teens Sean Covey • Barnes and Noble $12.76 1 $12.76
The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy Thomas J. Stanley, William D. Danko • Barnes and Noble $12.00 1 $12.00
Millionaire Women Next Door: The Many Journeys of Successful American Businesswomen Dr. Thomas J. Stanley • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Leadership 101: What Every Leader Needs to Know John C. Maxwell • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Relationships 101: What Every Leader Needs to Know John C. Maxwell • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Attitude 101 John C. Maxwell • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Ethics 101: What Every Leader Needs to Know John C. Maxwell • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Success 101: What Every Leader Needs to Know John C. Maxwell • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Warren Buffett Speaks: Wit and Wisdom from the World's Greatest Investor Janet Lowe, Warren Buffett • Barnes and Noble $17.95 1 $17.95
Business Plans Kit For Dummies (Second Edition with CD) Steven D. Peterson, Barbara Findlay Schenck, Peter E. Jaret • Barnes and Noble $27.99 1 $27.99
48 Days to the Work You Love Dan Miller, Foreword by Dave Ramsey • Barnes and Noble $11.99 1 $11.99
More than Enough: The Ten Keys to Changing Your Financial Destiny Dave Ramsey • Barnes and Noble $12.80 1 $12.80
The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness Dave Ramsey • Barnes and Noble $16.24 1 $16.24
Financial Peace: Revisited Dave Ramsey • Barnes and Noble $19.96 1 $19.96
Nice Girls Don't Get Rich: 75 Avoidable Mistakes Women Make with Money Lois P. Frankel • Barnes and Noble $4.98 1 $4.98
Smart Women Finish Rich: 9 Steps to Achieving Financial Security and Funding Your Dreams David Bach • Barnes and Noble $11.96 1 $11.96
Excel 2003 For Dummies: Quick Reference John Walkenbach, Colin Banfield • Barnes and Noble $13.49 1 $13.49
PowerPoint 2003 for Dummies Doug Lowe, California, Fresno • Barnes and Noble $17.59 1 $17.59
Word 2003 for Dummies Dan Gookin • Barnes and Noble $17.59 1 $17.59
Movie Maker 2 for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide Jan Ozer • Barnes and Noble $20.88 1 $20.88
Office 2007 For Dummies Wallace Wang • Barnes and Noble $17.59 1 $17.59
Publisher 2003 in Easy Steps Brian Austin • Barnes and Noble $13.49 1 $13.49

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