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Mrs. Zevallos from Cleveland OH is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Empathy Is the Key to Success

I need to attend an empathy and resiliency professional development to help my students build the skills that will help them become well-rounded scholars.

  • $812 goal

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My Students

My students attend a Title I school where most receive free and reduced meals during the school day. The area surrounding us is slowly developing but this development has not hit the neighborhoods in which my students live. They are a lively group that has so much energy to spend. They are creative and I would love to see them be able to focus their energy on their learning and help to use their creativity to collaborate and solve problems.

My students have shown me that they are capable of amazing things and that they are a community of civic-minded future leaders.

Living in the inner city is not easy and they have historically been offered less, I am humbled to be in a school that does so much to offer them more and I am appreciative of the opportunities to give them access to all that they deserve.

My Project

I would like to attend the MindSpark "Building Resilient Classrooms with Social Emotional Awareness" professional development in Boston, MA from June 26, 2019, through June 29, 2019, in order to learn the skills I will need to teach my students how to use social-emotional learning to become empathetic individuals that go into a situation with a mindset of understanding differences and perspectives. I want to teach them the skills that will allow them to effectively advocate for themselves respectfully but forcefully in a society that does not often value their voice. Using what I learn in this professional development, I will work with teachers to teach our students how to bounce back from hard-times and to use that growth mindset we always like to tell them about.

Mrs. Zevallos
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Component Company Total
Lodging Boston Lodging $200.00
Trip package Building Resilient Classrooms with Social Emotional Awareness (Registration Fees Only) $300.00
Transportation Boston Flights $150.00

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