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Mrs. Tien from Carson City MI is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Enriching the Classroom By Enriching the Teacher

I need to continually challenge myself and my curriculum if I am going to meet kids where they are.

  • $204 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

If you step foot into my classroom, you would see a class of student-sponges eager to learn. They are curious, fun-loving, quick to laugh, with just a little dose of sass. They enjoy a good debate and thrive on a good challenge. They attack difficult material with a vigor I haven't seen in many of the buildings in which I have taught. They constantly make me laugh and inspire me every day with their grit and ability to overcome the odds.

My Project

As a teacher, it can be easy to grow stagnant and teach the same things the same way year after year. We all had at least one of these teachers who had a pedagogy so outdated, you couldn't help but disconnect from the lessons. I made a vow to never become that teacher; I am always looking for new data, new strategies, and new technologies to engage my students with their learning.

As our students change year to year, so do their needs, their interests, and their learning profiles, and I want to have a tool-box big enough to meet them where they are so I can get them where they are going.

Using these educational books as professional development allows me to freshen my toolbox year after year. The authors I have selected are some of the top names in pedagogy and work with learners on a day-to-day basis. They understand the challenges we face as educators and the challenges of our students and provide us with insight to keep our classrooms fresh and lively with learning.

Mrs. Tien
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Beyond Literary Analysis: Teaching Students to Write with Passion and Authority About Any Text • Amazon Business $32.07 1 $32.07
180 DAYS: Two Teachers and the Quest to Engage and Empower Adolescents • Amazon Business $30.94 1 $30.94
Project-Based Writing: Teaching Writers to Manage Time and Clarify Purpose • Amazon Business $29.65 1 $29.65
A Novel Approach: Whole-Class Novels, Student-Centered Teaching, and Choice • Amazon Business $25.88 1 $25.88
Cracking the AP English Literature & Composition Exam, 2018 Edition: Proven Techniques to Help You Score a 5 (College Test Preparation) • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
5 Steps to a 5: AP English Literature 2018 • Amazon Business $9.15 1 $9.15

Materials cost

$140.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.11

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$172.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$30.48

Total project goal

$203.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$203.19

3 Donors

-$116.60

Donations toward project cost

-$99.11

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.49

match offer

-$86.59

Match offer toward project cost

-$73.60

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.99

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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