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Ms. Light from Milwaukee WI is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help With Challenging Behaviors

I need educational books and curriculum to help me work with children with challenging behaviors.

  • $157 goal

This project expired on August 9, 2018.

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My Students

The children in my inner city Milwaukee K4 classroom are some of the most amazing and resilient young people I've ever met! Although many of my students have been through all types of trauma it doesn't suppress their desire and passion for learning new things. This hunger to learn is something that I try to foster in my classroom since Wisconsin is, unfortunately, No. 1 in the country for the widest graduation-rate gap between white and black students. I truly believe that my students are capable of changing our world for the better, and I just want to ensure that they have the supplies and exposure to experiences that will foster this.

My Project

One of the aspects of my job that I enjoy the most is working with children who have challenging behaviors. This is some of the most rewarding work I do, but in order to stay on top of the latest strategies and techniques, I am asking for some new educational books. I plan to use the research and strategies presented in the books I have requested to broaden my skill set to meet the needs of my students. Each child learns and interprets the world differently and I plan on using what I learn to help my students regulate themselves and their emotions so that they can be successful in the classroom.

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

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
When Nothing Else Works: What Early Childhood Professionals Can Do to Reduce Challenging Behaviors • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind • Amazon Business $18.77 1 $18.77
How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen: A Survival Guide to Life with Children Ages 2-7 • Amazon Business $17.68 1 $17.68
Preschool Classroom Management: 150 Teacher-Tested Techniques • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
Lost at School: Why Our Kids with Behavioral Challenges are Falling Through the Cracks and How We Can Help Them • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children • Amazon Business $9.73 1 $9.73

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