Introducing Responsive Classroom
These services and products will provide your teachers and staff with a practical introduction to some Responsive Classroom practices:
Bring these professional development opportunities to your school or district, or send teachers and staff out to take them at one of our advertised locations. On-site workshops can accommodate up to 30 people a session, and can be presented at any time of year.
Responsive Classroom Sampler
Learn how the Responsive Classroom approach boosts children's social and academic skills while reducing behavior problems. Participate in Morning Meeting; explore foundational ideas; see practices in action; gather practical tips to try in your classroom right away.
Overview for Administrators
Get a broad overview of how the Responsive Classroom approach can enhance teaching and learning throughout your school. Experience Morning Meeting; Learn about research showing the effectiveness of Responsive Classroom practices and see them in action in real classrooms; explore connections between the Responsive Classroom approach and social/emotional learning initiatives; review the framework for schoolwide implementation.
School-Based Study Resources
Morning Meeting DVDs with Viewing Guides
Use these DVDs to introduce and explore Morning Meeting, a key Responsive Classroom practice. Doing Morning Meeting is best for introducing Morning Meeting to teachers, administrators, and students' families. The viewing guide offers suggestions for discussion and reflection. Sample Morning Meetings includes complete Mornings Meetings in four classrooms at different times of year. The viewing guide includes advice on classroom management and teacher language strategies.
Professional Development Kits
These multimedia kits enable a school-based facilitator to lead colleagues through an eight-session book study focused on a key Responsive Classroom practice. In groups of ten to twenty, participants engage in structured discussion of a core text and watch DVDs showing teachers using the practice they're studying. Between sessions, learners practice applying what they've learned in their own classrooms.
For more details on any of these materials, or to discuss the Responsive Classroom professional development options that will be right for your school or district, please contact Allison Henry, Manager of School Services Contracts, by calling 800-360-6332, ext. 143 or emailing email@example.com.
Watch the 3-part Responsive Classroom Overview video on our YouTube channel for answers to these questions:
“What is the Responsive Classroom approach?” (9 minutes)
“What does it look like in a school?” (12 minutes)
“What professional development services are available?” (5 minutes)
We’d love to send you a free copy of the Overview on DVD if you think you could use it to build interest in bringing the Responsive Classroom approach to your school. Request the Overview on DVD.