26. Renew Your Class Culture with Donnetta Norris

Michele Schmidt MooreDesign Lessons Podcast

Hey Designers,

How are you renewing the culture of your classroom?  Today we get to talk to Donnetta Norris, a second grade teacher in Texas who shares how she is navigating this year with her second graders.  After hearing Donnetta share her story and the strategies she uses, you will get some ideas for how to create a safe and successful culture with your students.

Donnetta and I talked about the importance of identity and safe spaces when creating and renewing the culture of your class.   Also, Donnetta shared how she works to have an inclusive classroom where students see themselves in the curriculum they are studying.

I so enjoyed this conversation with Donnetta, and I know that you will too.

Renew Your Class Culture. Donnetta Norris shares how on ep. 26 of the Design Lessons podcast. Click To Tweet

We are going to be exploring what it means to be a thought leader, creator and educational changemaker and how to energize your teaching life during the Uncover the Leader in You Coaching Week. Of course, just like in the podcast we will be using actionable steps, but we will get to do them live together. Sign up for the waitlist.

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Donnetta Norris is a 2nd grade teacher in Arlington, TX. She has been an educator for the last 12 years. She enjoys reading professional, children’s, and MG literature. Being in the classroom with her Scholars brings her the most joy, and she is passionate about, and committed to, improving her writing craft as a teacher-writer. She is a community leader and facilitates workshops with TeachWrite, LLC. She blogs at TeacherReaderWriter and The Rogue Scholar and occasionally shares original poetry via Writing Is A Journey. You can follow her on Twitter at @NorrisDonnetta.

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