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Mrs. Tracey from Danbury CT is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Developing a Restorative Learning Environment!

I need books on the Restorative Classroom, so I can learn to make my classroom a trusting and safe environment for all students.

  • $155 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are from very diverse backgrounds. In fact, we are one of the most diverse towns in Connecticut. But, just like all kids, my students love to learn. In my district, over 75% of students receive free or reduced-price lunch. This means that many do not have the basic supplies that we take for granted.

Like all 8th graders, my kids will test the boundaries set before them.

This professional development project is designed to help me learn how to teach and guide my students while they test these boundaries.

My Project

This project is modeled after one done previously called, Restoring our Community-One Kid at a Time. I am very excited to expand my own understanding of the Restorative Classroom model. I plan to read these books over the summer, so I can develop this safe, trusting and open environment in the coming year.

I have always been a true believer that students learn best in a classroom where they feel safe to make mistakes and have a positive relationship with not only their peers but the adults around them.

When I heard about the Restorative Classroom model, I knew I wanted to learn more.

Working with middle school students, I recognize that mistakes happen and with guidance kids can learn from their mistakes.

These books will allow me to gain a greater understanding of how to create a restorative school culture for my incoming class. They will also be available for other teachers to use throughout the year. Together we can build a growing community with healthy communication between everyone.

The highlighter and stickie tabs will help me organize my thoughts for quick reference later, so I can share the important information with others.

Mrs. Tracey
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 110 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students • Amazon Business $35.10 1 $35.10
We Can't Teach What We Don't Know: White Teachers, Multiracial Schools (Multicultural Education Series) • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Circle in the Square: Building Community and Repairing Harm in School • Amazon Business $20.00 1 $20.00
Post-it Flags Assorted Color Combo Pack, 320 Flags Total, 200 1-Inch Wide Flags and 120 .5-Inch Wide Flags, 4 On-The-Go Dispensers/Pack • Amazon Business $10.88 1 $10.88
Sharpie 27145 Pocket Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $4.32 1 $4.32

Materials cost

$100.25

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$131.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$23.25

Total project goal

$155.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$155.00

1 Donor

-$65.88

Donations toward project cost

-$65.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$77.49

Match offer toward project cost

-$65.87

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.62

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$11.63

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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