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Mr. Pinola from Stockton CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Whiteboards to Empower Students

Help me give my students two whiteboards. In my AVID class, we do tutorials where students assist each other in solving things that they are confused about. Currently, we only have two whiteboards and four tutorial groups.

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My Students

My students come from very diverse backgrounds. I work at a Title I school where over eighty-percent of students are low-income. Regardless of their personal situations at home, they come to school each day with great attitudes and are willing to push themselves to learn. My students are very goal driven. They come up with great ideas for projects and carry out careful planning individually and in groups so they can achieve their goals.

I teach a college readiness class that empowers students to be first-generation college students.

In my class, they learn organization, leadership skills, and problem-solving skills. All of these skills empower them to be more successful in high school so that they can be more marketable to colleges. My students take my class very seriously and strive to succeed so that they can have a better future. I want to provide the best for them so that they really do have a chance to go to college.

My Project

The two whiteboards will really aid my class in being able to carry out tutorials where they are able to work out their points of confusion. Currently, we have four groups using two whiteboards. Our groups are making due with what we have, but it is really challenging for my students to manage their noise level while working in such a close proximity to other groups.

The achievement level of every student in my AVID classes has really improved, due to the tutorials that we do in class.

Students ask each other high-level questions in order to help solve a student's point of confusion. The tutorial process really leads to everyone in the group understanding the point of confusion and that is where the magic happens. Students are able to reach a higher level of understanding when they can teach a concept to someone else using only inquiry.

Two more whiteboards would be the most amazing addition to my class. Students are so bummed out that they have to share our two existing whiteboards. They want to work in different parts of the room so that they can focus on their tutorials. The freestanding whiteboards would allow students to utilize the large space that we have in our classroom.

Thank you for your consideration!

Mr. Pinola
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Balt Essentials Mobile Whiteboard Divider Easel, Platinum, 71.75"H x 42"W x 21"D (62543) • Staples Advantage $313.49 2 $626.98

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