Asking for What You Need

Today I applied for two university micro-grants to fund some new initiatives I’m hoping to try in the classroom. One involves an art project and another involves securing the money for a premium Kahoot! license. Why not ask? A micro-grant is something under $500 dollars that funds something you want to try in your classroom at Penn State. Normally, I ignore the emails that invite me to apply for things like this, but today, I figured I would ask. 

Once I asked, I wondered what else I need I might ask for. Money for a field trip? A reduced class size? Does it ever hurt to ask? I’ve loved that phrase, “It doesn’t hurt to ask,” for some time now. And today, I believed it.

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