My students are a great group of teenagers who are eager to learn about the subjects we teach. They are great at helping each other out, and I am inspired by seeing them overcome obstacles to their learning on a daily basis.
Despite having a variety of disabilities and coming from impoverished backgrounds, they work very hard, every day to improve their social and academic skills.
I want to work through DonorsChoose.org to improve the learning environment in my class and provide my students with more options on how to access the core subjects that I teach.
I work with three wonderful teaching assistants, and we have already created a great environment in which our kids feel welcome and safe. We just need some assistance to make it even better!
Many of my students have difficulty focusing during class. I would like to try stand-up desks to give them a different option than sitting down while doing their individual work. Not only is standing better for their physical health, but it also helps them focus on their work. The stand-up desks I want to get for them offer the option of doing paper/pencil work and can also be used with our laptops as well. I'm hoping that by getting these stand-up desks, students will have options to help them increase their focus when completing work necessary to improve their levels in reading and math.
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