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Mrs. Alridge from Charlottesville VA is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

I Am Culturally Responsive: Teaching the Teacher

I need professional development resources that will provide background knowledge that is culturally responsive for my colleagues and I.

  • $305 goal

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My Students

Our school is in an urban area in Virginia. We take pride in being the most diverse elementary school in our district and represent approximately 30 different languages spoken by our students. Our students and teachers love books and learning about cultures through books.

We want to recognize culturally responsive teaching practices, as a way to engage all students no matter their background.

Along with motivating our students to read books they enjoy, our teachers are always working to increase our students' academic achievement and social-emotional skills. We are proud of our school community.

My Project

I am respectfully requesting professional development resources for me and my colleagues, in order for us to become culturally responsive teachers. As we read and discuss these books, we will better understand how to engage our students academically and with compassion as we delve into issues of race, culture and socio-economic status. In addition, we will better understand these issue in America culture and education.

As teachers, we are life-long learners, and it is imperative that we continue to understand the history and cultures of the students we teach in our classrooms.

Your generous donations will provide a greater understanding across cultures and of history for teachers of students of color.

Mrs. Alridge
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students • Amazon Business $30.86 2 $61.72
Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools • Amazon Business $14.21 2 $28.42
The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys • Amazon Business $26.20 1 $26.20
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race • Amazon Business $12.91 2 $25.82
For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood... and the Rest of Y'all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education • Amazon Business $10.87 2 $21.74
The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
Latino Stats: American Hispanics by the Numbers • Amazon Business $12.26 1 $12.26
Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the Twenty-first Century • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The New Jim Crow Study Guide and Call to Action • Amazon Business $6.08 1 $6.08

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