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All School Meeting

 All of our students and their teachers meet in the gym and participate in the meeting. 

 

 

 

 


 

Responsive Classroom Guiding Principles

Seven principles, informed by the work of educational theorists and the experiences of exemplary classroom teachers. guide the Responsive Classroom approach: 

  • The social curriculum is as important as the academic curriculum.
     
  • How children learn is as important as what they learn: Process and content go hand in hand.
     
  • The greatest cognitive growth occurs through social interaction.
     
  • To be successful academically and socially, children need a set of social skills: cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy, and self-control.
     
  • Knowing the children we teach—individually, culturally, and developmentally—is as important as knowing the content we teach.
     
  • Knowing the families of the children we teach and working with them as partners is essential to children’s education.
     
  • How the adults at school work together is as important as their individual competence: Lasting change begins with the adult community.

 

Since 1981, thousands of classroom teachers and hundreds of schools and school districts have used the Responsive Classroom approach to help create learning environments where children thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. In urban, rural, and suburban settings nationwide, educators using Responsive Classroom practices report increases in student learning, motivation, and responsibility, and decreases in problem behaviors.