In our classroom I implement the Responsive Classroom® approach to enable optimal student learning. This approach to teaching and learning fosters safe, challenging, and joyful elementary classrooms and schools. It consists of teaching practices for bringing together social and academic learning throughout the school day. Some of these include:
-A daily morning meeting
-Positive teacher language to promote learning
-Creating rules as a class that support everyone’s learning
-The use of logical consequences rather than punishment
-Opportunities for academic choice to increase engagement
-A classroom environment that is organized, comfortable, and respectful to children
The Responsive Classroom approach is based on the beliefs that social and academic learning go hand in hand and that all children want to learn and can learn.
For more information about Responsive Classroom, please visit http://www.responsiveclassroom.org/about-responsive-classroom.
From Northeast Foundation for Children, Inc.