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Ms. Nolan from Glen Oaks NY is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Improving My Culturally Responsive Teaching

I need books to help me become a more culturally responsive teacher.

  • $353 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My class is filled with a group of amazing students in a large, urban community. They are filled with the drive to learn. We work, in our school, to create a legion of leaders. Our students have vast opportunities to take on leadership roles.

They are creative, diverse, inspirational, confident, strategic and collaborative learners.

They are learning to work together, as well as on their own, to be in charge of their learning. To set goals, and then reach them.

My Project

This year I am part of an amazing fellowship. We are learning how to make our teaching more culturally responsive to all students.

I have come to realize I need to read more so I can have a stronger culturally responsive pedagogy.

While I had an amazing education to become a teacher, my pedagogical mentors were all caucasian. I need to read more about teaching in a multiracial classroom from educator and researchers who know what students of color need. I can no longer assume I know. These books will not only support my learning and teaching, but also my colleagues as I share the work (and books) with them.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Research, and Practice (Multicultural Education Series) • Amazon Business $36.95 1 $36.95
Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies: Teaching and Learning for Justice in a Changing World (Language and Literacy Series) • Amazon Business $36.49 1 $36.49
"We’ve Been Doing It Your Way Long Enough": Choosing the Culturally Relevant Classroom (Language and Literacy Series) • Amazon Business $35.95 1 $35.95
What Is It About Me You Can′t Teach?: Culturally Responsive Instruction in Deeper Learning Classrooms • Amazon Business $32.63 1 $32.63
Reading, Writing, and Talk: Inclusive Teaching Strategies for Diverse Learners, K–2 (Language and Literacy Series) • Amazon Business $31.98 1 $31.98
Cultivating Genius: An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy • Amazon Business $27.90 1 $27.90
No More Culturally Irrelevant Teaching (Not This but That) • Amazon Business $20.49 1 $20.49
Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning – Classroom Practices for Student Success, Grades K-12 (2nd Edition) • Amazon Business $19.73 1 $19.73
"Multiplication Is for White People": Raising Expectations for Other Peoplex92s Children • Amazon Business $13.44 1 $13.44
For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood... and the Rest of Y'all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education (Race, Education, and Democracy) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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