I teach gifted middle school students who need an educational environment beyond that offered in the regular school program. This type of programming requires a differentiated instructional approach which involves teaching methods that encourage higher cognitive processes and concepts.
We are doing what we can to address 21st Century Skills in our classroom.
They need instruction and materials that will challenge their minds and nurture their love of learning. A majority of the time that many students spend in public schools is focused on reading and writing. Of course, literacy is of critical importance to success as a student and as a contributing citizen. However, with limited time in the school day, many students are missing out on time spent on hands-on, interactive science and engineering explorations.
Maslow said, "If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail." We need a variety of tools to address a variety of challenges! Everything is not a nail! I teach gifted students who need an educational environment beyond that offered in the regular school program. They need a 3D printer to spark their imaginations and show them that their dreams can become reality!
My students are bright, funny, hardworking kids who have so much to offer the world.
They need instruction and materials that will challenge their minds and nurture their love of learning. We have been working on building a classroom Makerspace to encourage their love of invention and innovation.
If you donated to this project, you can sign in to leave a comment for Mrs. Martin.
DonorsChoose is the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.
As a teacher-founded nonprofit, we're trusted by thousands of teachers and supporters across the country. This classroom request for funding was created by Mrs. Martin and reviewed by the DonorsChoose team.
DonorsChoose makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that inspires you.