In the Responsive Classroom, teachers pay close attention during the first six weeks of school to proactively set children up for success. They use the Responsive Classroom practices such as interactive modeling to teach and practice academic and social-emotional skills along with routines and procedures. They use their language effectively to reinforce, remind and redirect as students learn expectations and parameters of their behavior within the context of the classroom community. By the start of November, the positive classroom community is buzzing with productive and engaging academics that are effectively managed by the teacher who keeps their eye on developmentally appropriate practices.
“Knowing the children we teach is as important as knowing the content we teach” is a Continue reading