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Ms. Bennett from Four Oaks NC is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

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I need conference fee and lodging to attend the 69th EC Conference held by the North Carolina Department of Public Education.

  • $418 goal

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My Students

It is important to say that almost every classroom is set up to make sure students can be successful because that is what teachers do. Some classrooms have to look a little different because not all students' needs are all the same. My students are expected to learn just like all the other students and I teach just like all the other teachers, we just both do it in unique ways. My students have emotional and social-behavioral needs that make coming to school in a traditional way very hard for them. That is where being flexible, creative and mindful is one of the most important parts of my teaching.

Responsibility, Respect, Resilience, and Relationships (Kristin Souers) are an important foundation in my teaching and classroom.

That foundation allows me to deal with students outburst, frustrations, and disengagement to make sure all needs are being met and the learning is happening. My students are bright, loving and learning to handle big emotions while learning the words they need to express them.

My Project

The North Carolina Department of Education's 69th Conference on Exceptional Children is an event full of sessions tailored specifically to Exceptional Educations. I will attend a session on how to best collect my students' data, what technologies are new and useful for my students, as well as sessions on social-emotional skills and behavior methods and strategies.

My learning the newest methods to help my students' emotional and behavioral needs will grow me as a professional and help me have more empathy for what students are going through mentally and outside of school.

Also, over these two days, I have the chance to network with other professionals and make connections with others that can help me grow my personal learning community and learn more that can aid my students.

Ms. Bennett
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Component Company Total
Lodging Lodging $200.00
Activity 69th Conference on Exceptional Children $120.00

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