I am truly happy and lucky to work with these diverse and unique students every day. My learners are proud of their accomplishments but also struggle with their weaknesses. Many of the students at my school are learning English as their second language, which can make literacy even harder. I want my students to build confidence and view themselves as readers.
My teaching career so far has been the most amazing roller coaster ride.
I have been fortunate to teach for 11 years. I have had an equal number of challenges and successes with my profession. I have met so many great teachers that I love to work with and learn from. The accomplishments of my students keep me going, and I am happy to continue to improve myself as a teacher and learner.
Funding of this project would allow me to acquire and continue to develop a robust collection of professional development books for myself and the other teachers in my school. This will lay the groundwork for encouraging a growth mindset in our students. I am asking for literacy professional development materials. These books will be available to everyone in our building and I envision formal and informal book talks and literature circles as teachers learn together about literacy best practices and the refining our instruction.
The goal of this project is to establish a culture of lifelong learners and lovers of literacy in my school.
Great teachers never stop learning. As I learn from these materials and am able to share the books and resources with other teachers I hope to reach ALL the students in our building and collaboratively contribute to their success as learners and resilient and productive citizens.
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