I work in a Title I, middle school in Texas. All of my students are considered economically disadvantaged. They face a range of other challenges every single day. The majority of the students I work with have a variety of learning disabilities such as ADHD, emotional disturbance or have experienced trauma in their lives. My students are kind, hard-working and amazing. They make me proud everyday.
I set high expectations for my students and I am constantly amazed by their efforts despite the many challenges they face.
My students continue to help me grow into a better educator and inspire me everyday.
Middle school is a time for building friendships, playing games/sports, and learning. There are a lot exciting times in a middle school student's life. A camera would help my students capture some of these moments.
Each year, I make my students a book of photos to take home on the last day.
Many of them do not get a yearbook, so these are the only photos they have of their friends and the school year. I would love to have a classroom camera to capture everything from projects to sports to everyday reading in action!
We do a lot of projects in our classroom! Students have a lot of choice in how their projects are completed. Many of them choose to use pictures that they find on the internet. Being able to take pictures of their community and things that are important to them would make the projects more meaningful and relevant to them.
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