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Mr. Jordan from Sunrise FL is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Help Us Get Better Faster!

I need professional development books like Driven by Data, Teach Like a Champion and Get Better Faster to engage in book studies and self-paced PD.

  • $594 goal

This project expired on June 4, 2018.

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My Students

As a teacher, I am working to build students who are prepared for the jobs of the future. This training will provide me with new and creative ways to reach my students and to get them excited about learning. It will also provide me with tips that I can use with teachers to spread this same excitement all across my campus.

My students are bright, energetic, and fun elementary students at a school in the beautiful Sunshine State of Florida.

We are a Title I School, which means that a majority of the students at my school are students who receive free and/or reduced-price lunch. Despite this label, my students are always eager to learn, and they work hard to grasp concepts. My kids are also champions. In my class, a champion is one who comes to school on time, works hard, and gives their best effort each and every day. They are respectful and friendly and treat each other as a family!

My Project

These books will help my staff to engage in serious PD about changing the culture and climate of a school. We are currently working to improve our school climate and to use data to make better-informed decisions for our students. The Get Better Faster and Driven by Data will help provide us with a framework to make this happen. Great Readers, Great Habits, Teach Like a Champion, The Wildcard, and the Ron Clark books will help us to make a culture shift.

Our students will experience engagement like never before.

They will have teachers who are using out of this world ideas to provide them with meaningful experiences and help them learn. I cannot wait to see this change occur, and you all are a part of making it happen!

Mr. Jordan
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 200 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Great Habits, Great Readers: A Practical Guide for K - 4 Reading in the Light of Common Core • Amazon Business $15.85 6 $95.10
Teach Like a Champion 2.0: 62 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College • Amazon Business $21.72 4 $86.88
Driven by Data: A Practical Guide to Improve Instruction • Amazon Business $24.00 2 $48.00
Get Better Faster: A 90-Day Plan for Coaching New Teachers • Amazon Business $21.27 2 $42.54
The Wild Card: 7 Steps to an Educator's Creative Breakthrough • Amazon Business $24.26 1 $24.26
Stories from Webb: The Ideas, Passions, and Convictions of a Principal and His School Family • Amazon Business $24.26 1 $24.26
Driven by Data: A Practical Guide to Improve Instruction • Amazon Business $24.00 1 $24.00
Teach Like a Champion 2.0: 62 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College • Amazon Business $21.72 1 $21.72
Get Better Faster: A 90-Day Plan for Coaching New Teachers • Amazon Business $21.27 1 $21.27
Get Up or Give Up: How I Almost Gave Up on Teaching • Amazon Business $17.76 1 $17.76
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $14.11 1 $14.11
The End of Molasses Classes: Getting Our Kids Unstuck--101 Extraordinary Solutions for Parents and Teachers (Touchstone Book) • Amazon Business $13.22 1 $13.22
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
The Excellent 11: Qualities Teachers and Parents Use to Motivate, Inspire, and Educate Children • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
Move Your Bus: An Extraordinary New Approach to Accelerating Success in Work and Life • Amazon Business $9.84 1 $9.84

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