The Responsive Classroom approach helps children develop positive social skills that enhance problem solving and academic achievement. Children need to be known individually, culturally and developmentally. With this knowledge teachers organize classrooms, establish curriculum and manage classrooms in the most effective way for student success.
The components of Responsive Classroom are morning meeting, rules and logical consequences, guided discovery, academic choice and parent communication. These components are demonstrated throughout the school. Responsive Classroom is also a commitment to active learning, valuing student’s work and respectful interaction between all adults and children within the school community.