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Mrs. Ayers from Madisonville TN is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Visual Learning Opportunities Are Essential For Teacher Growth

I need professional development to build my knowledge of social and emotional learning in order to better implement techniques in the classroom.

  • $884 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My Kindergarten students attend a rural school in East Tennessee, nestled in the foothills of the Cherokee National Forest and the Smoky Mountains. It is a Title I school and over 70% of students come from disadvantaged socioeconomic homes and qualify for free and reduced breakfast/lunch.

My sweet students are very eager to learn all that they can!

They are always asking questions and searching for answers. They have worked very hard to learn all the letters along with their sounds so that they can start to read. They make my heart happy. I want my students to always enjoy learning, and remember school as a welcoming, positive experience that shaped their positive outlook on life. My goal is to make learning as creative and engaging as I can in order for these students to be knowledgeable and prepared for the next chapter of their lives.

My Project

My students are precious, and each has unique abilities that help to create their personalities. I think it is important to remember that these sweet children not only grow academically but also socially and emotionally throughout their time in school. Students are learning how to self-regulate, and understanding how to become independent. This is not always an easy process for students, and sometimes frustration levels are high.

This professional development opportunity will give me specific training in order to address the social and emotional needs in my classroom, benefitting all of my students.

I feel that this training is a wonderful opportunity for me to become a better, more knowledgeable teacher for my students!

Mrs. Ayers
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Lodging Tampa lodging $200.00
Trip package Building Resilient Classrooms with Social Emotional Awareness (Registration Fees Only) $300.00
Food Tampa food $60.00
Transportation Tampa flights $150.00

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