My classroom is part of the alternative education program in my school district. We provide a structured learning environment for middle school students whose behaviors make finding success difficult in a traditional classroom. In addition to core content our program focuses on social emotional learning, restorative practices, growth mindset, community, positive relationships, and self esteem.
My students are clever, talented, intelligent, capable, challenging, misunderstood, and resilient.
I plan to maximize their success in our program with a calming library space as well as a sensory room in which students can utilize a variety of activities to direct their energy in positive ways.
I look forward to meeting my students, being able to adapt to their needs, and showing them just how much they have to offer the world and their school communities. Thanks so much for your support!
Providing students with the tools they need to regulate their behaviors and access academics is the main purpose of our program. These items will be used to create an inviting, dual-use mini-library for my high-risk students to de-escalate, regroup, find peace, and be inspired.
My students need a space that encourages them to walk away from an escalating situation and find their calm.
This room will become a temporary cooling-off place, so they can return to the classroom and participate successfully. Utilizing it as a mini-library within our building allows us to encourage literacy as well as preserve the positivity of this space.
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