CARL JUNCTION, MO.--- A Carl Junction teacher is adding to her classroom a toolbox with lessons focused on auditory learners. Students that are auditory learners can have difficulties with written instructions. With new devices added to the classroom, they will have the same opportunities as their classmates.
"It's just easier for me to learn from hearing something," said Trenton Schepers, Carl Junction 4th Grade Student.
Trenton Schepers is one of the students at Carl Junction who is a auditory learner. That's why his fourth grade teacher, Tiffany Jett, applied for a grant to provide her classroom with ten MP3 players.
"I knew that there was no way that I could afford that out of my own pocket or ask the school for that money at this time," said Tiffany Jett, Carl Junction 4th Grade Teacher.
The $300 grant completely covered the cost of the devices. Advanced readers like Lauren Burgess sometimes help other classmates when it comes to reading. She says an MP3 player will be a better teacher than she ever could be.
"I don't know every single word in the world, but probably they know more words than me, so that would help them more," said Lauren Burgess, Carl Junction 4th Grade Student.
Jett says each of her students has their own style of learning, and as a teacher, it's important to meet every student's needs half way.
"If that means I have to change up a few things in my classroom or that I have to differentiate instructions to meet various learners in a one class setting, then I'll do that," said Jett.
The grant started with local donations made through Donorchoose.org, which is an online charity that targets students and teachers in need.
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