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Ms. Daugherty from Watsonville CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Way of the Peaceful Warrior Class Set

My Psychology students need 35+ copies of "The Way of the Peaceful Warrior", by Dan Millman.

  • $368 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Have you ever wished that you had the tools to be happier, less anxious and feel more contented within the present moment? This life-transforming novel tells the true, inspirational story of a young gymnast who, after profound suffering, does just this. Last year when some of my psychology students took the opportunity to read this book that I purchased for them they were inspired. Some who said that they never liked to read told me stories about how this book was changing their lives and their perceptions of themselves and their relationships. In a school with almost 90% non-native English speakers, 75% qualifying for free or reduced lunch and with more than half of our students scoring "below basic" on English literacy standardized tests it is quite amazing that these students were so profoundly impacted by a book they read in school! This year I want all my students to gain this experience.

So many of my students are disinterested in school and do not see the direct connection that it has on their personal lives. When students clearly see this direct connection that education has on their lives today they will want to learn more (like literacy), experience more (like college) and, therein, contribute more (like vote!). To become passionate about learning and education our students need to see that the knowledge they are gaining in some way links back to their lives when they leave our institutions each day. My students do not have the automatic willingness to continue their education, partly because they know so few people who have done this successfully.

I believe that my students connect to this book because it reaches them on two important levels. On the surface it is story about survival and over-coming odds. This is inspirational to a young person who is battling with gang-bangers on his/her way to and from school each day or the first in his/her family to graduate from high school or attend college. The second layer to this novel is a deeper and more personal one, and this is the idea that our awareness of our moment-to-moment mental state and purposeful "actions" rather than uncontrolled "reactions" is what truly fulfills and sustains us. The idea that living fully in this present moment is where long-term, real happiness is found is a foreign concept to so many young people today. Growing up in a consumer-driven culture that incessantly saturates its youth with gadgets and stimulation, young people are yearning for a way to bring meaning and peace into their lives.

This novel, along with all of the novels I teach, encourages not only the much-needed literacy skills, but speaks to the human being that exists inside of each of us. My students will be better students, professionals, citizens and thinkers if they are able to apply the lessons that are taught in The Way of the Peaceful Warrior. You provide me with the books and these students will learn.

Ms. Daugherty
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 35 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: a Book That Changes Lives Millman, Dan • Barnes and Noble $7.00 1 $7.00
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: a Book That Changes Lives Dan Millman • Barnes and Noble $6.95 1 $6.95
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: a Book That Changes Lives Millman, Dan • Barnes and Noble $6.90 1 $6.90
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: a Book That Changes Lives Millman, Dan • Barnes and Noble $6.75 1 $6.75
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: a Book That Changes Lives Millman, Dan • Barnes and Noble $6.50 1 $6.50
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: a Book That Changes Lives Millman, Dan • Barnes and Noble $6.49 1 $6.49
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives [SPECIAL EDITION] Dan Millman • Barnes and Noble $6.20 1 $6.20
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: a Book That Changes Lives Dan Millman • Barnes and Noble $5.95 1 $5.95
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives Dan Millman • Barnes and Noble $5.66 1 $5.66
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: a Book That Changes Lives Millman, Dan • Barnes and Noble $3.00 1 $3.00
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: a Book That Changes Lives Dan Millman • Barnes and Noble $1.99 1 $1.99
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: a Book That Changes Lives Dan Millman • Barnes and Noble $1.99 1 $1.99
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: a Book That Changes Lives Millman, Dan • Barnes and Noble $1.99 1 $1.99
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives Dan Millman • Barnes and Noble $1.99 1 $1.99
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives Dan Millman • Barnes and Noble $1.99 1 $1.99
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives Dan Millman • Barnes and Noble $1.99 1 $1.99
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives Millman, Dan • Barnes and Noble $10.15 1 $10.15
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives Millman, Dan • Barnes and Noble $10.15 1 $10.15
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives Dan Millman • Barnes and Noble $8.33 1 $8.33
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives Dan Millman • Barnes and Noble $8.16 1 $8.16
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: a Book That Changes Lives Dan Millman • Barnes and Noble $6.92 1 $6.92
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: a Book That Changes Lives Millman, Dan • Barnes and Noble $5.25 1 $5.25
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: a Book That Changes Lives Dan Millman • Barnes and Noble $7.26 1 $7.26
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives Millman, Dan • Barnes and Noble $10.15 1 $10.15
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives Millman, Dan • Barnes and Noble $10.08 1 $10.08
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: a Book That Changes Lives Dan Millman • Barnes and Noble $9.84 1 $9.84
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives Dan Millman • Barnes and Noble $9.60 1 $9.60
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives Dan Millman • Barnes and Noble $8.33 1 $8.33
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives Dan Millman • Barnes and Noble $8.16 1 $8.16
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives Millman, Dan • Barnes and Noble $8.00 1 $8.00
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives Dan Millman • Barnes and Noble $7.97 1 $7.97
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes L Millman, Dan • Barnes and Noble $7.84 1 $7.84
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives Dan Millman • Barnes and Noble $7.63 1 $7.63
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives [Special Edition] Dan Millman • Barnes and Noble $7.60 1 $7.60
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: a Book That Changes Lives Millman, Dan • Barnes and Noble $7.50 1 $7.50
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives Dan Millman • Barnes and Noble $7.12 1 $7.12
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: a Book That Changes Lives Millman, Dan • Barnes and Noble $7.00 1 $7.00

Materials cost

$246.38

Vendor shipping charges

$24.64

State sales tax

$17.86

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$301.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.20

Total project goal

$367.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$367.78

4 Donors

-$183.88

Donations toward project cost

-$150.81

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.07

match offer

-$183.90

Match offer toward project cost

-$150.80

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.10

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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