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Ms. Monaco from Buffalo NY is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

CAN Buy Me Love!

My students need a flat screen tv to project a digital slide show which will highlight student successes and build self-confidence.

  • $202 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

One phrase can describe all of our students (and teachers): non-traditional.

Our 60 student high school program is a refuge for kids who have found our nation's traditional, factory-like, "one size fits all" education system overwhelming, impersonal, and uninspiring.

Most of our kids come from low-income households, some deal with anxiety or other mental health issues, and all of them have been unsuccessful in a "regular" school simply because they are a square peg in a round hole created by our educational system.

We follow the international Big Picture model developed by Dennis Littky and Elliot Washor that replaces our nation's cookie-cutter teaching methods with student-centered, real-world learning experiences. Once free to pursue their passions while receiving personalized attention in small, family-like advisories, students who were once written off, flourish and accomplish amazing goals they never though possible.

Rather than mindlessly shuffle from room to room by the buzz of a bell, our students work independently on projects at their own pace and spend two days a week interning in a field of their choice. This exposure to a real-world environment allows them to graduate with an impressive resume and much-needed self-confidence.

My Project

This tv screen will be used to display a student-created slide show which will highlight kids who have displayed growth in some way. Due to the nature of our program, many of our students have extremely low self worth and don't consider themselves "winners". Teachers will choose students who have overcome some sort of personal, social, or academic obstacle - no matter how small.

When students see their name and photo on that screen, they will realize that they matter to our school family, and that their efforts have not gone unnoticed.

No matter what we have been told in the past, we want kids to know that we believe in them. This digital slide show will also be a goal students can shoot for- that if they don't give up on their personal challenges, they just might see their name up there for everyone to see.

You can't buy me love, but buying this tv screen could certainly ignite some self-love among our kids!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sceptre 32 Inches 720p LED TV X322BV-SR (2016) • Amazon Business $129.00 1 $129.00
AmazonBasics Tilting TV Wall Mount for 12-inch to 39-inch TVs • Amazon Business $9.96 1 $9.96

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