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Mrs. Dillard from Sparks NV is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Inspiring and Engaging Students: Books for Terrific Teachers

I need books to support our school's continuous growth and improvement. Our teachers really care and are always looking for new and better ways to inspire and engage students. These will be terrific resources!

  • $318 goal

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My Students

Our high school is home to some of the most driven, appreciative, and inspiring students around. Almost 2100 students attend our high school, established in 1976.

Our kids come from diverse economic and cultural backgrounds, and a number of our teachers are ECRHS alumni who chose to return to our great school and pay it forward.

At our school, you'll see that we have a terrific program supporting autistic folks and those with other special needs and abilities, an ELL program, robust AP and honors classes, and dedicated athletes. It's an honor to be their librarian, attempting to bring books and technology that will further inspire and support these kids. Come check out one of our stellar musicals and cheer on our teams--you won't regret it!

My Project

These are some of the newest and most popular books in contemporary professional development for teachers, and we'd love to add them to our collection of resources and highlight them in upcoming professional development meetings/workshops.

We're looking to invigorate and support great instruction.

These will meet the needs of a variety of teachers in a number of disciplines, as well as library instruction. The books will give teachers techniques for making learning relevant, visible, and fun.

We'll feature the books both in our professional development area and in a teacher "book tasting" event so that staff has an opportunity to explore and spend time with the new books!

Mrs. Dillard
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hacking Engagement Again: 50 Teacher Tools That Will Make Students Love Your Class (Hack Learning Series) (Volume 12) • Amazon Business $24.63 1 $24.63
The Wild Card: 7 Steps to an Educator's Creative Breakthrough • Amazon Business $24.26 1 $24.26
The Zen Teacher: Creating Focus, Simplicity, and Tranquility in the Classroom • Amazon Business $23.06 1 $23.06
Culturize: Every Student. Every Day. Whatever It Takes. • Amazon Business $22.46 1 $22.46
Hacking Engagement: 50 Tips & Tools To Engage Teachers and Learners Daily (Hack Learning Series) (Volume 7) • Amazon Business $21.89 1 $21.89
The Classroom Chef: Sharpen Your Lessons, Season Your Classes, Make Math Meaningful • Amazon Business $21.12 1 $21.12
Teach Like a PIRATE: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator • Amazon Business $17.20 1 $17.20
Hacking Assessment: 10 Ways to Go Gradeless in a Traditional Grades School (Hack Learning Series) (Volume 3) • Amazon Business $17.16 1 $17.16
Poetry Speaks Who I Am: Poems of Discovery, Inspiration, Independence, and Everything Else (A Poetry Speaks Experience) • Amazon Business $13.47 1 $13.47
Hacking Literacy: 5 Ways To Turn Any Classroom Into a Culture Of Readers (Hack Learning Series) (Volume 6) • Amazon Business $12.93 1 $12.93
Leave This Song Behind: Teen Poetry at Its Best • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Move Your Bus: An Extraordinary New Approach to Accelerating Success in Work and Life • Amazon Business $10.22 1 $10.22

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