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Ms. Harris from Milwaukee WI is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Professional Development for a School Social Worker!

I need professional development books/resources to help me become a better school social worker for my deserving students!

  • $286 goal

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My Students

The students I serve are in a low-income/high poverty school district. Our students are faced with many challenges both in and out of school. Being a School Social Worker I work very hard to help minimize these challenges so that each student can come to school prepared and receive the education they deserve. These challenges can include physical, emotional, or economic problems. It is my job to help them succeed and to do this I want to increase my knowledge around specific topics to help me better serve them.

My Project

I am looking for personal development books/resources to be donated so that I can increase my knowledge as a School Social Worker and better serve our students! I have learned so much this first year as a School Social Worker but I do not want that learning to stop. I am dedicated to spending my summer researching/ enhancing my professional knowledge so that I can come back next school year with evidence-based interventions and research to implement at our school.

Thank you so much for your support and help getting these materials to help better serve our students!

Some of the materials I am looking for include: An Essential Guide to Improving Attendance (attendance and truancy is a huge part of my job), Group Counseling Activities (for both small group and classroom activities), Courageous Conversations About Race, Ready...Set...RELAX (I love this program! Very helpful with teaching students mindfulness and calming down), and more! With your help, I can achieve this goal of having more resources available.

Ms. Harris
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
An Essential Guide to Improving Attendance in your School: Practical resources for all school managers • Amazon Business $35.53 1 $35.53
Girls in Real Life Situations, Grades 6-12: Group Counseling Activities for Enhancing Social and Emotional Development (Book and CD) • Amazon Business $34.21 1 $34.21
Courageous Conversations About Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools • Amazon Business $26.97 1 $26.97
The School Social Work Toolkit: Hands-On Counseling Activities and Workshops • Amazon Business $24.14 1 $24.14
Ready . . . Set . . . R.E.L.A.X.: A Research-Based Program of Relaxation, Learning, and Self-Esteem for Children • Amazon Business $18.83 1 $18.83
Lessons from the Heartland: A Turbulent Half-Century of Public Education in an Iconic American City • Amazon Business $15.56 1 $15.56
The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook--What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
Lost at School: Why Our Kids with Behavioral Challenges are Falling Through the Cracks and How We Can Help Them • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
We Gon' Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
104 Activities That Build: Self-Esteem, Teamwork, Communication, Anger Management, Self-Discovery, Coping Skills • Amazon Business $10.05 1 $10.05
The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children • Amazon Business $9.73 1 $9.73

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