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Ms. Schmidt from Kihei HI is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Ending Inclusion Confusion

I need resources for supporting instruction in an inclusion setting. These books will arm me with strategies for engaging all of my different learners and help me create a classroom environment that supports inclusion.

  • $187 goal

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My Students

The students at our school are a diverse, transient bunch of eager and kind little people. Our school does not have the funds for supporting the many enriching projects and programs that make up the backbone of many of our more affluent neighboring schools but we make up for it by providing a safe and nurturing place to learn. Our students are hopeful, energetic, and inquisitive. They love to learn and know that education is a right worth fighting for.

My Project

I am headed into my third year of teaching and my second year as part of an inclusion classroom. I have learned a lot "on the job" the last couple of years but have hit a few bumps on the journey, too. There is a lot I do not yet know about differentiating instruction, helping students with special needs, and accurately assessing all types of learners.

Learning through experience is valuable but supporting instructional decisions through research is vital.

Books like No More Meltdowns, The New Social Story Book, and Total Participation will reinforce my repertoire of instructional strategies and make me a more effective educator. As a teacher in an inclusion classroom, I have encountered some unique hurdles in instructing students with and without special needs. This past year, I have found teaching and assisting in behavior management especially necessary before academics can be addressed. Some of the books on this list will cater to those needs while others will help me present curriculum in a way that will make sense for all learners. I am excited to challenge old beliefs and begin new, more engaging and effective practices!

Ms. Schmidt
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Total Participation Techniques: Making Every Student an Active Learner, 2nd ed. • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
The New Social Story Book, Revised and Expanded 15th Anniversary Edition: Over 150 Social Stories that Teach Everyday Social Skills to Children and Adults with Autism and their Peers • Amazon Business $26.37 1 $26.37
Super Core! Turbocharging Your Basal Reading Program with More Reading, Writing, and Word Work • Amazon Business $19.00 1 $19.00
Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew: Updated and Expanded Edition • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77
No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-Of-Control Behavior • Amazon Business $12.76 1 $12.76
Fair Isn't Always Equal: Assessing & Grading in the Differentiated Classroom • Amazon Business $12.24 1 $12.24
Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other Bribes • Amazon Business $8.63 1 $8.63

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