The Responsive Classroom approach is a widely used, research- and evidence-based approach to elementary education that increases academic achievement, decreases problem behaviors, improves social skills, and leads to more high-quality instruction. A group of public school educators founded Northeast Foundation for Children, Inc. (NEFC) in 1981; NEFC is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization and the developer of the Responsive Classroom approach.
The Responsive Classroom approach is based on the premise that children learn best when they have both academic and social-emotional skills. Responsive Classroom practices help teachers and schools build children's academic and social-emotional competencies and can be used along with many other programs. Our services include Responsive Classroom courses for teachers and on-site consulting for schools and districts. We also publish award-winning books, DVDs, and other products, including resources for school-based study groups.
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