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Ms. Rosoff from Bridgeport CT is requesting a classroom visitor through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Tapping Into the Calm

Help me give my students the opportunity to learn how to calm the emotional center of their brain, an essential first step in learning.

  • $1,528 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The first graders I visit are so eager to please and strive to do their best work. There are children in my school who wish to improve academically without the burdens of triggered anxiety, fear of failure or behavioral dysregulation. Imagine how difficult learning would be under those conditions.

I envision first graders bringing the know-how of 'self-care' into the years ahead and applying everything they know about the brain to every challenge they face.

Over the last few years, I've started to teach students in all grades how to calm their minds so that they have as much access to their prefrontal cortex as possible. This year I'd like to bring in an expert to work with the first graders. Students will learn to quiet their minds through EFT or tapping to have greater access to their prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain responsible for thinking, self regulation and executive functioning.

My Project

Suzanne will help students understand that they are not at the mercy of their emotions. She will help students understand that they can turn off the alarm in their brain giving them greater access to learning. The first graders I visit are already learning about how the brain works and they can tell you what the amygdala does, what the hippocampus is for and why they need a prefrontal cortex. Suzanne can provide a strategy, called tapping that can turn off the alarm that is activated when they are sad, mad or scared returning the student to a state of mind conducive to learning.

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26 donors26 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Visitor Total
The Tapping Practice, Suzanne Rossini $1,250.00

Visitor cost

$1,250.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$18.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,298.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$229.19

Total project goal

$1,527.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,527.94

21 Donors

-$1,394.47

Donations toward project cost

-$1,192.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$201.97

match offer

-$125.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$106.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.47

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$0.00

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