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Mrs. Lawson from Fontana CA is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Children Thrive in Positive Learning Communities

I need to attend a Responsive Classroom training course so I am well equipped to support my students emotionally and academically.

  • $906 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have taught in the same elementary school for the past 19 years. It contains an incredible community of staff, families, and students. The children who enter my classroom each day are truly amazing. They are kind, resilient, and fun-loving.

While some of my students have a solid family structure, others face circumstances outside of school that are heartbreaking.

Still, they all come to school willing to trust, eager to form positive relationships, and ready to learn. Their strength of character is inspiring.

My Project

Throughout my entire career, I have focused on creating a classroom environment in which students feel safe and cared for. I consistently look for ways to expand my knowledge in this area in order to ensure that my students' needs are met. Several years ago, I earned my Masters Degree in Management in a Quality Classroom. This program helped me to fully understand the importance and impact of relationships in the classroom. The Responsive Classroom approach is the perfect next step in my learning.

Attending this professional development will equip me so I can cultivate a positive, healthy learning environment where students thrive as they build both their social-emotional and academic skills.

Through this approach, I will be able to assist my students in gaining life-long skills such as problem-solving, collaboration, and independence. I will have a greater understanding of how to plan lessons that are engaging, relevant, and rigorous. My students will be empowered to persevere through difficulties, today and in the future.

Mrs. Lawson
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Activity Responsive Classroom $729.00

Trip cost

$729.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.94

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$769.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$135.87

Total project goal

$905.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$905.81

2 Donors

-$302.00

Donations toward project cost

-$256.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.30

match offer

-$603.81

Match offer toward project cost

-$513.24

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$90.57

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$0.00

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