Rooted in Joy: Creating a Classroom Culture of Equity, Belonging, and Care (Paperback)
How teachers can unlock the power of inclusivity and joy to transform their classroom and behavior management
In Rooted in Joy: Creating a Classroom Culture of Equity, Belonging, and Care, educational justice advocate and educator Deonna Smith delivers a unique blend of theory, academic frameworks, narrative, and digestible advice on impacting deeply rooted school culture challenges and managing the day-to-day classroom. This research-based book brings a friendly and accessible voice to a complex issue, making the subject matter easy to follow and apply in the real world.
In the book, you'll build your toolbox for cultivating a inclusive and joyful classroom culture throughhumanizing your students and acknowledging the role that culture and race play in the educational system.You'll also:
- Find valuable, downloadable resources that complement and highlight the topics discussed in the book
- Discover resources suited to first-year teachers, as well as educators with decades of experience in the classroom
- Discover ways to improve learning outcomes for all students
An essential and practical resource for teachers, administrators, principals, and other education leaders, Rooted in Joy will also benefit education policymakers, regulators, and other public officials seeking advice on how to shape the next generation of school policy.
About the Author
Deonna Smith is a former teacher, school administrator, and lifelong advocate for educational justice. She works with leaders and teachers across the country to build equitable and joyful school communities. She was featured in Forbes magazine for her diversity, equity, and inclusion work and was named Social Justice Advocate of the Year in 2021.