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Mrs. Shade from Jenks OK is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Mindfulness in the Music Classroom

I need funding to participate in an 8 week online course, Mindfulness in the Classroom. This course will provide me with the tools to integrate research-based and trauma-informed practices in my music classroom.

  • $1,313 goal

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My Students

Middle School is hard.

My students are beautifully awkward humans that are discovering who they are as they make sense of the world.

Middle school students are trying to create a sense of self and find their path in the midst of anxiety, trauma, and feelings of isolation. These challenges have only been intensified by the pandemic.

My hope is to implement mindfulness practices in the classroom so that I can create a safe space where my students can learn how to navigate these difficult times.

My Project

This 8 week course in Mindfulness practices will equip me to create an inclusive space where my students can learn foundational skills in building attention, focus, and self-regulation.

In this course, I will learn to practice and model for my students self-care, curiosity, and how to work with feelings of stress and burnout.

The return to in-person school has been a difficult transition for everyone. My students are desperate for a sense of normal and need a space where they can feel grounded. By teaching my students the tools of mindfulness and coupling those strategies with music, I aim to empower my students with methods to manage their stress and anxiety while improving their focus and ability to learn.

The Mindful Schools program was designed with the purpose of educators sharing their learning with colleagues. Once I complete this course, I intend to collaborate with other educators at my site and within my district.

Mrs. Shade
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 500 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
301: School Implementation Clinic • Mindful Schools $495.00 1 $495.00
201: Mindfulness in the Classroom • Mindful Schools $495.00 1 $495.00

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