Responsive Classroom


Responsive Classroom is a widely used, research- and evidence-based approach to elementary education that is associated with greater teacher effectiveness, higher student achievement, and improved school climate. A group of public school educators founded Center for Responsive Schools, Inc. (CRS) in 1981; CRS 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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Go to the About Responsive Classroom area for videos, handouts, independent research results, CRS's conference exhibit schedule, and more.


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