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Ms. P. from Meridian ID is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Having Engaged Students

Help me give my students and teacher/mentors resources to make more engaging classrooms.

  • $1,298 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students and teachers at all three of the schools where I work continue to be flexible in adapting to the mastery learning model. Students who come to my schools are sometimes behind in progress toward graduation. Many are encountering struggles at school and outside of school. Keeping the students motivated and engaged in learning is a challenge and a priority.

Engaging lessons are necessary in content areas and in mentoring.

This is especially important given the struggles our student population encounter.

My Project

The Center for Teaching and Learning says “Research has demonstrated that engaging students in the learning process increases their attention and focus, motivates them to practice higher-level critical thinking skills and promotes meaningful learning experiences.”

In order to use strategies for student engagement, teachers must know those strategies.

Thus, teachers having access to books about student engagement strategies, like the ones in this project, will directly benefit students. Publisher information about some of the books includes: "create engaging and effective lessons", "guide to deliver content creatively", and "create interesting and life-changing opportunities for learning." Strategies and lesson plans and ideas included in these books can be implemented in the classroom to help motivate and engage the students. In addition, students can use the books as a resource for ideas to create projects for their required performance tasks and capstone projects.

The project also includes microphones and isolation shields for students to create podcasts for performance tasks and capstone projects and a board game for mentors to use that will have all players active all of the time.

Ms. P.
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 480 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Make Learning Magical: Transform Your Teaching and Create Unforgettable Experiences in Your Classroom • Amazon Business $22.46 16 $359.36
Monoprice Microphone Isolation Shield - Black - Foldable with 3/8 inch Mic Threaded Mount, High Density Absorbing Foam Front And Vented Metal Back Plate • Amazon Business $63.93 3 $191.79
Blue Snowball iCE Condenser Microphone, Cardioid - Black • Amazon Business $39.99 3 $119.97
USAopoly Telestrations Party Pack 12 Player Party Game | #1 Party Game for all ages | Play with your friends and family | The fun game Telestrations with 600 new phrases to sketch • Amazon Business $35.96 3 $107.88
The EduProtocol Field Guide: 16 Student-Centered Lesson Frames for Infinite Learning Possibilities • Amazon Business $28.95 1 $28.95
Empower: What Happens When Students Own Their Learning • Amazon Business $25.29 1 $25.29
The Wild Card: 7 Steps to an Educator's Creative Breakthrough • Amazon Business $24.26 1 $24.26
Talk to Me: Find the Right Words to Inspire, Encourage, and Get Things Done • Amazon Business $22.56 1 $22.56
Launch: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Maker in Every Student • Amazon Business $22.48 1 $22.48
Explore Like a Pirate: Gamification and Game-Inspired Course Design to Engage, Enrich and Elevate Your Learners • Amazon Business $22.14 1 $22.14
Play Like a PIRATE: Engage Students withToys, Games, and Comics • Amazon Business $21.71 1 $21.71
Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation and Taking 20% Time to the Next Level • Amazon Business $20.58 1 $20.58
Sparks in the Dark: Lessons, Ideas and Strategies to Illuminate the Reading and Writing Lives in All of Us • Amazon Business $20.58 1 $20.58
Cricut Replacement Cutting Blades for Cutting Machines • Amazon Business $5.50 1 $5.50
Oracal 651 Glossy Permanent Vinyl 12 Inch x 6 Feet - Red • Amazon Business $4.89 1 $4.89

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