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Mrs. Nesbit from Indianapolis IN is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Inspiring Teachers One Book at a Time!

I need books that inspire and educate teachers at my school to improve their practice every day.

  • $1,163 goal

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My Students

I work with a diverse group of elementary students and teachers. Many students come to school with trauma related problems, but they are treated with love and kindness by all. The staff at my school is like a family. We work tirelessly to take care of our students and each other. We provide students with not only basic needs, but emotional and academic support.

My students live in the suburbs of a large city, with 65% receiving free or reduced lunch.

Even with all of the challenges our students have to overcome each day, they are smiling and happy to be at school. Our school is one of the largest in the district with large class sizes and shared resources for teachers.

My Project

I want to help teachers grow professionally by giving them a book on their birthday. I have chosen books about current educational topics that teachers will be interested in. Teachers are always buying materials and professional development books with their own money.

With the books from this project, I hope to inspire teachers to continue learning new practices and put a smile on their face by gifting them with a book.

I can only imagine the great impact that these books will have on the classrooms and students at my school. Teachers will be learning about new things that they feel passionate about, and implementing them in their own classrooms which will in turn impact the students.

The books from this project will also benefit me in my new position as Lead Teacher this year. The coaching resources and variety of books will help me expand my own knowledge about teaching practices so I can better support teachers with implementing them in the classroom.

Mrs. Nesbit
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sparks in the Dark: Lessons, Ideas and Strategies to Illuminate the Reading and Writing Lives in All of Us • Amazon Business $20.58 4 $82.32
Kids Deserve It!: Pushing Boundaries and Challenging Conventional Thinking • Amazon Business $20.26 4 $81.04
Talk to Me: Find the Right Words to Inspire, Encourage, and Get Things Done • Amazon Business $24.95 2 $49.90
Illuminate: Technology Enhanced Learning • Amazon Business $23.06 2 $46.12
I Wish My Teacher Knew: How One Question Can Change Everything for Our Kids • Amazon Business $11.49 4 $45.96
The Google Infused Classroom • Amazon Business $22.49 2 $44.98
The Wild Card: 7 Steps to an Educator's Creative Breakthrough • Amazon Business $22.48 2 $44.96
The Reading Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Readers • Amazon Business $42.49 1 $42.49
Culturize: Every Student. Every Day. Whatever It Takes. • Amazon Business $20.58 2 $41.16
Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom • Amazon Business $19.96 2 $39.92
The Innovator's Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity • Amazon Business $19.27 2 $38.54
The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child • Amazon Business $19.16 2 $38.32
Teach Like a PIRATE: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator • Amazon Business $18.18 2 $36.36
Genius Hour: Passion Projects that Ignite Innovation and Student Inquiry • Amazon Business $16.53 2 $33.06
The Blended Learning Blueprint for Elementary Teachers (Corwin Teaching Essentials) • Amazon Business $31.55 1 $31.55
UnCommon Learning: Creating Schools That Work for Kids • Amazon Business $29.33 1 $29.33
Small Great Things: A Novel • Amazon Business $13.65 2 $27.30
Teaching Math with Google Apps: 50 G Suite Activities • Amazon Business $26.96 1 $26.96
Google Apps for Littles: Believe They Can • Amazon Business $26.96 1 $26.96
Beartown: A Novel • Amazon Business $13.41 2 $26.82
Counting by 7s • Amazon Business $6.00 4 $24.00
Shift This!: How to Implement Gradual Changes for MASSIVE Impact in Your Classroom • Amazon Business $23.05 1 $23.05
Launch: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Maker in Every Student • Amazon Business $22.48 1 $22.48
The Art of Coaching: Effective Strategies for School Transformation • Amazon Business $20.16 1 $20.16
Inquiry Mindset: Nurturing the Dreams, Wonders, and Curiosities of Our Youngest Learners (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99

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