My students are part of a diverse and low income population. As a teacher my goal and dreams are to close the achievement gap by focusing on what really matters: High standards, interesting but challenging curriculum, and by taking care of the whole child.
Being a school that has a large number of low income families makes funding challenging for educational resources.
While efforts have been made to address the lack of funding, as a teacher I am still finding a need for funding in order to educate my students with the resources needed to make my students be successful.
In our county, we have been blessed with each child receiving their own 1:1 devices (laptops). But over half of my students cannot afford headphones to use with their devices.
They will be obtaining reading and math skills using special programs with their new laptops which will require headphones.
The headphones that I am requesting will make a difference in my students' learning by helping them to concentrate on the skills they are working to master.
In addition, it will make noise from other laptops be less of a distraction, and therefore help them become successful in learning the skills needed to become proficient in reading and math.
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