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Mrs. Nunez from San Rafael CA is requesting a classroom visitor through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cooperative Adventures and Challenges in the Classroom

Help me give my students a visit from Dave Nettell, a community leader who will inspire them to work cooperatively while teaching them social and emotional skills for success.

  • $752 goal

This project expired on September 27, 2019.

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My Students

The students at our school come to school every day, with bright smiles on their face, ready to learn. They are a diverse group of children culturally, academically and socially. Many of our students have specialized learning plans for learning disabilities, attention disorders and cognitive challenges. Despite the differences each child brings to the classroom, our students are very loving and supportive to one another continuously.

At our school, students embrace their diversity and strive to be a strong community of learners and friends.

Our small school is quite a gem and has an amazing family community. We have less than 200 students from various cultures and social backgrounds. 70% of our students are English language learners.

My Project

When Dave Nettell visits a school for his Cooperative Adventures, it is nearly impossible for him to step foot on campus without "Mr. Nettell!!" shouts from students and a line of hugs. His classroom programs make such a difference in the lives of children that not only are there instant changes in classroom behavior, but they take these skills and apply them toward their family relationships, friend relationships, and real-world experiences.

Mr. Nettell teaches children how to take hold of their emotions, demonstrate positive social critical thinking skills, and improve communication skills through unique team-building opportunities.

He has developed his one-of-a-kind program from decades of experience in classrooms, as an administrator, providing professional development to teachers, and by traveling around the world while sharing his knowledge. Once in the classroom, he begins with small "challenges" that set the tone for positive behaviors, such as making good decisions, thinking before speaking, focusing, encouragement, and many more. As the students prove to be successful with these small challenges, they steadily increase in difficulty to strengthen their team work ability and positive communication skills.

The changes I have seen from past students undeniably prove his worth! He makes kids see their hidden potential and allows them to take risks in a safe environment, in which they may otherwise have not. The students leave each program knowing that they are loved and that they have so much more to offer our classroom and our community.

Mrs. Nunez
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Dave Nettell $600.00

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