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Mr. Ianora from San Ramon CA is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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Effecting Resiliency Via Mental Health

I need additional resources and books to help students, parents, educators and the wider community with understanding how we can help our students build resiliency, grit and better mental health.

  • $955 goal

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My Students

This project is unique in that I am looking to create resources for my students, parents, staff and community. I am a support counselor in a high school which has a population of 3300 students. Many are stressed out, anxious and overwhelmed...a few are contemplating hurting themselves. Because I do not focus on academic counseling, I am able to dedicate my time to supporting our students, parents and staff therapeutically as well as act as a reference when the adults are struggling to relate to their teenager. Working with the parents and adults who help educate these students can be complicated, so I enjoy having multiple resources to help.

I am always looking for additional resources and books to help students, parents, educators and the wider community with understanding how we can help our students (and the adults) build resiliency, grit and better mental health.

My Project

I am always looking for additional resources and books to help students, parents, educators and the wider community with understanding how we can help our students build resiliency, grit and better mental health.

Be able to work more effectively with Students and Staff to support their growth and progress is what these many books will help with; providing tools for teachers so I can dialogue with them more effectively.

For example, the book on grading is a great topic because so many of our teachers are still using an antiquated grading system. Teaching resiliency to both students and teachers help improve relationships as well as foster resiliency, which is what the student and teacher need to ensure learning happens on a daily basis.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Visible Learning for Teachers: Maximizing Impact on Learning • Amazon Business $45.85 1 $45.85
Collaborating for Success With the Common Core: A Toolkit for PLCs at Work • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
Leading With Intention: Eight Areas for Reflection and Planning in Your PLC at Work (40+ Educational Leadership Practices You Can Use Today) • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
Taking Action: A Handbook for RTI at Work (How to Implement Response to Intervention in Your School) • Amazon Business $33.74 1 $33.74
Poor Students, Rich Teaching: Mindsets for Change (Data-Driven Strategies for Overcoming Student Poverty and Adversity in the Classroom to Increase Student Success) • Amazon Business $31.06 1 $31.06
Differentiation and the Brain: How Neuroscience Supports the Learner-Friendly Classroom (Use Brain-Based Learning and Neuroeducation to Differentiate Instruction) • Amazon Business $29.70 1 $29.70
Grading From the Inside Out: Bringing Accuracy to Student Assessment Through a Standards-Based Mindset (How to Give Students Full Credit for Their Knowledge) • Amazon Business $28.94 1 $28.94
Transforming School Culture: How to Overcome Staff Division (Leading the Four Types of Teachers and Creating a Positive School Culture) • Amazon Business $27.50 1 $27.50
Leverage Leadership 2.0: A Practical Guide to Building Exceptional Schools • Amazon Business $25.85 1 $25.85
Unstoppable Learning: Seven Essential Elements to Unleash Student Potential (Using Systems Thinking to Improve Teaching Practices and Learning Outcomes) • Amazon Business $25.34 1 $25.34
School Improvement for All: A How-To Guide for Doing the Right Work (Drive Continuous Improvement and Student Success Using the PLC Process) • Amazon Business $23.87 1 $23.87
Staying Connected to Your Teenager, Revised Edition: How to Keep Them Talking to You and How to Hear What They're Really Saying • Amazon Business $11.55 2 $23.10
Leadership: Key Competencies for Whole-system Change (How Education Leaders Can Develop Creative, Productive School Cultures) • Amazon Business $22.55 1 $22.55
Common Formative Assessment: A Toolkit for Professional Learning Communities at Work (How Teams Can Use Assessment Data Effectively and Efficiently) • Amazon Business $21.58 1 $21.58
Saving Our Sons: A New Path for Raising Healthy and Resilient Boys • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
The Minds of Girls: A New Path for Raising Healthy, Resilient, and Successful Women • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization • Amazon Business $19.53 1 $19.53
The Art of Coaching: Effective Strategies for School Transformation • Amazon Business $19.22 1 $19.22
Personalizing Learning Through Voice and Choice (Increasing Student Engagement in the Classroom) (Solutions for Creating the Learning Spaces Students Deserve) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
How to Launch PLCs in Your District (Solutions) (Differentiate What Actual and Imagined Implementation Looks Like) (Solutions for Digital Learner-centered Classrooms) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Designing Teacher-Student Partnership Classrooms (Solutions) (Professional Development for Teachers to Become Learning Partners) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
The New Pillars of Modern Teaching (Solutions) (Solutions: Solutions for Modern Learning) (Instructional Practices for 21st Century Skills) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Field Guide To The American Teenager: A Parent's Companion • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
The Principal: Three Keys to Maximizing Impact • Amazon Business $16.57 1 $16.57
The Purpose of Boys: Helping Our Sons Find Meaning, Significance, and Direction in Their Lives • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
How to Cultivate Collaboration in a PLC (Solutions) (Solutions for Professional Learning Communities) • Amazon Business $15.49 1 $15.49
The Minds of Boys: Saving Our Sons From Falling Behind in School and Life • Amazon Business $13.27 1 $13.27
Reclaiming Youth at Risk: Our Hope for the Future • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
Why Gender Matters, Second Edition: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know About the Emerging Science of Sex Differences • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
The Six Secrets of Change: What the Best Leaders Do to Help Their Organizations Survive and Thrive • Amazon Business $11.36 1 $11.36
Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men • Amazon Business $10.84 1 $10.84
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers, Third Edition • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success • Amazon Business $4.78 1 $4.78

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