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Mrs. P. from Toppenish WA is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Teaching the Teacher

I need professional development books, a journal, and pens to improve my teaching craft.

  • $302 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This next school year I am moving to 5th grade. I will be teaching math to 90 5th grade students that attend my school. My students love to learn and become very motivated with hands-on learning. My students come from a low-income, rural community, yet they continue to strive for improvement. Our school has a high migrant population and all of our students receive free lunch.

My classroom is full of eager learners who find value in learning.

They face daily life challenges at home, so I want to provide the best possible learning experience for them here at school! They come to school happy and ready to learn each and every day.

My Project

I am requesting professional development books to help develop my teaching craft. I am requesting books by Ron Clark, who is a student engagement mastermind. His books: "The End of Molasses Classes," "Move Your Bus," and "The Excellent 11" will help me develop teaching strategies that will better engage my students. I am also requesting books such as "Teach Like a Pirate" and "Learn Like a Pirate," that will also enhance my math teaching ability with a focus on my students' growth mindset and their mindfulness. I am also requesting a journal and writing utensils that I will use to reflect on my learning as I read.

"Singing and dancing heavily niched with academic rigor, that's where student engagement lies." ~Ron Clark

Thank you for supporting my education and making me be a better teacher.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Teach Like a Champion Field Guide 2.0: A Practical Resource to Make the 62 Techniques Your Own • Amazon Business $29.20 1 $29.20
Learn Like a Pirate: Empower Your Students to Collaborate, Lead, and Succeed • Amazon Business $23.02 1 $23.02
Teach Like a Champion 2.0: 62 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College • Amazon Business $21.77 1 $21.77
Teach Like a PIRATE: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator • Amazon Business $18.18 1 $18.18
The End of Molasses Classes: Getting Our Kids Unstuck-101 Extraordinary Solutions for Parents and Teachers (Touchstone Book) • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students' Potential through Creative Math, Inspiring Messages and Innovative Teaching • Amazon Business $13.48 1 $13.48
What's Math Got to Do with It?: How Teachers and Parents Can Transform Mathematics Learning and Inspire Success • Amazon Business $13.16 1 $13.16
Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Pens, Medium Point, Assorted Colors, 12 Count • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Move Your Bus: An Extraordinary New Approach to Accelerating Success in Work and Life • Amazon Business $12.09 1 $12.09
Positive Mindset Journal For Teachers: A Year of Happy Thoughts, Inspirational Quotes, and Reflections for a Positive Teaching Experience (Teacher Gift Edition, Heart & Flowers Graphics) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Assorted Colors, 12 Count • Amazon Business $11.61 1 $11.61
The Excellent 11: Qualities Teachers and Parents Use to Motivate, Inspire, and Educate Children • Amazon Business $8.80 1 $8.80
Crash Course: The Life Lessons My Students Taught Me • Amazon Business $8.04 1 $8.04
Teacher Notebook: An Awesome Teacher Is ~ Journal or Planner for Teacher Gift: Great for Teacher Appreciation/Thank You/Retirement/Year End Gift (Inspirational Notebooks for Teachers) (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$205.07

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$17.94

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.08

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$256.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.19

Total project goal

$301.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$301.28

1 Donor

-$150.63

Donations toward project cost

-$128.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.59

match offer

-$150.65

Match offer toward project cost

-$128.05

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.60

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$0.00

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