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Mr. Carlos Chong from Tujunga CA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.
Help me give my students the ability to monitor their heart rate when taking standardized state tests.
I serve at a very diverse community in a city called Sunland/Tujunga. It's a predominantly middle to lower class population. I'm a math teacher at this high school and have been teaching for 12 years. My students are like ice cream at Baskin Robbins. They come in all different forms and cultures. Though the population is predominantly Hispanic, I also see Asian students, white students, black students, and Middle Eastern students. It is an honor to be their teacher.
There are difficulties that come with teaching this generation today, and creativity is important, as well as versatility.
Every minute that I have in the classroom is important and none of it is wasted, therefore having access to current technology and some basic materials is crucial to their success. As supported as we are by our administration, budget issues run deep in all schools across the country, my school is one of them.
Our education programs in this country cannot be just about IQ but also EQ. Know what our body feels in certain situations and being able to influence those states of our body helps us make improvements far beyond the classroom. Many of my students suffer from anxiety and have IEP accommodations that help lower this condition. The apple watch will be an added feature that the student can use, particularly during testing, in order to lower their stress factors while in class.
It is essential that a student is aware of what is going on internally when their anxiety, stress, or other feelings occur.
For this reason, breathing exercises, as well as monitoring heart rate, are crucial factors inside the classroom and outside the classroom, which we have been working on currently.
Having a heart monitor connected with the iPad station I have created for state testing practices, will allow the student to be aware when their heart rate passes a certain level. In these situations, I have taught my students breathing exercises that will help them lower their heart rate as well as bring oxygen levels higher. We will also be working on mindfulness as understanding how we can control our own bodies for the benefit of the mind.
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