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Ms. Fuentes from Kissimmee FL is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Growing as an Educator

I need professional development books to help me grow as a teacher!

  • $509 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I'm a first-year teacher, teaching at a Title I school in Florida, where all the students receive free breakfast and lunch every day. Many students walk into my classroom not knowing a word of English, including evacuees from the recent hurricane in Puerto Rico.

My students face many challenges on a daily basis but they do not let their challenges affect their learning!

My students warm my heart and I want to give back to them and be the best teacher they have!

My Project

As a first year teacher, I believe these books that I am requesting will allow me to grow into the teacher I've envisioned throughout my college years. I've heard so much from my co-workers and professors on how these books changed their personal views on their teaching practices.

A few of the books that I am requesting are from the best-known teacher in America, Ron Clark.

This school year, my school is focusing on the essential 55 rules that Mr. Clark created. Reading his book will allow me to gain the knowledge I need to know so that I can correctly implement the rules into my classroom.

This donation will make me into a better teacher!

Ms. Fuentes
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
What Great Teachers Do Differently: 17 Things That Matter Most • Amazon Business $22.67 1 $22.67
Culturize: Every Student. Every Day. Whatever It Takes. • Amazon Business $22.46 1 $22.46
Teach Like a Champion 2.0: 62 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College • Amazon Business $19.70 1 $19.70
Teach Like a Champion 2.0: 62 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College • Amazon Business $19.70 1 $19.70
The First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher (Book & DVD) • Amazon Business $18.65 1 $18.65
Teach Like Finland: 33 Simple Strategies for Joyful Classrooms • Amazon Business $17.64 1 $17.64
Teach Like Finland: 33 Simple Strategies for Joyful Classrooms • Amazon Business $17.64 1 $17.64
The First-Year Teacher's Survival Guide: Ready-to-Use Strategies, Tools and Activities for Meeting the Challenges of Each School Day • Amazon Business $17.13 1 $17.13
Connect With Your Students: How to Build Positive Teacher-Student Relationships - The #1 Secret to Effective Classroom Management (Needs-Focused Teaching Resource) • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
I Wish My Teacher Knew: How One Question Can Change Everything for Our Kids • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
I Wish My Teacher Knew: How One Question Can Change Everything for Our Kids • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Whole Brain Teaching for Challenging Kids: (and the rest of your class, too!) • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
The End of Molasses Classes: Getting Our Kids Unstuck--101 Extraordinary Solutions for Parents and Teachers (Touchstone Book) • Amazon Business $13.21 1 $13.21
The End of Molasses Classes: Getting Our Kids Unstuck--101 Extraordinary Solutions for Parents and Teachers (Touchstone Book) • Amazon Business $13.21 1 $13.21
Happy Teachers Change the World: A Guide for Cultivating Mindfulness in Education • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
The Skin That We Speak: Thoughts on Language and Culture in the Classroom • Amazon Business $12.03 1 $12.03
Move Your Bus: An Extraordinary New Approach to Accelerating Success in Work and Life • Amazon Business $11.83 1 $11.83
Move Your Bus: An Extraordinary New Approach to Accelerating Success in Work and Life • Amazon Business $11.83 1 $11.83
The Excellent 11: Qualities Teachers and Parents Use to Motivate, Inspire, and Educate Children • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
The Excellent 11: Qualities Teachers and Parents Use to Motivate, Inspire, and Educate Children • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood... and the Rest of Y'all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
Other People's Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom • Amazon Business $10.74 1 $10.74
What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World • Amazon Business $10.26 1 $10.26
What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World • Amazon Business $10.26 1 $10.26
The Growth Mindset Coach: A Teacher's Month-by-Month Handbook for Empowering Students to Achieve • Amazon Business $9.21 1 $9.21
The Growth Mindset Coach: A Teacher's Month-by-Month Handbook for Empowering Students to Achieve • Amazon Business $9.21 1 $9.21
The Essential 55: An Award-Winning Educator's Rules For Discovering the Successful Student in Every Child • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
The Essential 55: An Award-Winning Educator's Rules For Discovering the Successful Student in Every Child • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
The First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher • Amazon Business $8.75 1 $8.75

Materials cost

$396.64

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$432.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.34

Total project goal

$508.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$508.93

1 Donor

-$508.93

Donations toward project cost

-$432.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.34

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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