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Mrs. Szczecinski from Evanston IL is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Teachers Need to Learn, Too!

I need professional development books and workbooks to enhance professional growth.

  • $196 goal

This project expired on September 17, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a therapeutic day school program whose task is to provide emotional support and academic opportunities to children who have been unable to succeed in community school settings due to emotional, learning, and behavioral difficulties.

The majority of our students live at a residential children's home and are wards of the state.

Our school runs as a trauma-informed program, aiming to help our students grow from their pasts and learn how to cope in effective ways. Despite the challenges that our students face, they are incredible children. Their resiliency, love for learning, and curiosity are truly inspiring.

I strive to make my classroom a welcoming and safe community and to help my students explore learning and grow into independent and productive citizens.

My Project

It can be hard to find professional development opportunities that not only fit in with my busy teaching schedule but actually would be meaningful for the students I am teaching.

I am requesting a variety of books and workbooks to help me stay up to date on special education research and expand my skill set.

I am requesting books on fostering resilience in my students, the "whole brain teaching" approach, culturally relevant teaching, challenging behaviors, and more. Next year I will be coaching and mentoring teachers, and one of the books I have requested will help guide my brainstorming in taking on this additional role.

Mrs. Szczecinski
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 5 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Onward Workbook: Daily Activities to Cultivate Your Emotional Resilience and Thrive • Amazon Business $27.14 1 $27.14
Unshakeable: 20 Ways to Enjoy Teaching Every Day...No Matter What • Amazon Business $24.29 1 $24.29
Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom • Amazon Business $24.26 1 $24.26
The Art of Coaching: Effective Strategies for School Transformation • Amazon Business $24.26 1 $24.26
Whole Brain Teaching for Challenging Kids: (and the rest of your class, too!) • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Somebody Else's Kids: The True Story of Four Problem Children and One Extraordinary Teacher • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98

Materials cost

$134.30

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$166.31

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.35

Total project goal

$195.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$195.66

1 Donor

-$166.31

Donations toward project cost

-$166.31

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$29.35

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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