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Ms. Smith from Springfield OR is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Developing My Leadership Skills to Empower Student Leaders

I need to develop my own leadership skills as well as develop some strategies for empowering student leaders. These books will help me to learn and develop these skills.

  • $173 goal

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My Students

School engagement through leadership, extra curricular activities and academics is an important part of a student's high school experience.

The majority of my students have parents that did not attend any school after they graduated high school.

My school is a comprehensive high school in Oregon. We are the most diverse high school (culturally and economically) in the county as well as one of the school's with the lowest graduation rate in the state.

This year I am starting in a new role as the Leadership & ASB advisor. This is a brand new position to me and I would like to learn more about leadership and inspiring leaders through personal professional development.

My Project

As a new leadership teacher/advisor I have a lot to learn. School history will be taught to me by the students, but I need to be able to help students develop their leadership skills.

In order for students to develop leadership skills, I need to have the skills to empower them.

These books will help me to develop my own leadership skills and therefore I can educate the students.

What happens in student leadership impacts the entire school community. These materials will allow me to develop professionally and stay organized in my new role. I actually got to see Hamish Brewer speak this summer at a leadership conference and he was very inspirational. I am excited to read his book!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students • Amazon Business $26.45 1 $26.45
Relentless: Changing Lives by Disrupting the Educational Norm • Amazon Business $22.46 1 $22.46
Rainbow Blocks Large Desk Pad Monthly 2020 Calendar: July 2019 - June 2020 (Academic Year Desktop Calendar, Planning Blotter) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. • Amazon Business $13.44 1 $13.44
Better Than Carrots or Sticks: Restorative Practices for Positive Classroom Management • Amazon Business $12.69 1 $12.69
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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