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Responsive Classroom meets the needs of learners from kindergarten to eighth grade!

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What Is Responsive Classroom?

Greater teacher effectiveness, higher student achievement, and improved school climate.

Responsive Classroom is an evidence-based approach to teaching that focuses on engaging academics, positive community, effective management, and developmental awareness. Our workshops and books help elementary and middle school educators to create safe and joyful learning communities where students develop strong social and academic skills and every student can thrive.

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Time-Out: Early, Often, and for Everyone

At least once a year, one colleague or another comes to me and says, “Gina, something is not right. Can you observe my class and see if you can figure out what’s going on?” When I observe the class, I might see the teacher tell the same student three times to listen during read-aloud time. Or maybe, students keep talking during Morning Meeting even after being reminded to pay attention, and the teacher has to stop the activity to go over Morning Meeting rules. The answer becomes clear to me—and when I tell the teacher she is not using time-out consistently enough when students need a break, it becomes clear to her, too. She knows time-out is important, but as the year goes on, it becomes harder to maintain the habit of using it.

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Time-Out: Early, Often, and for Everyone

Responsive Classroom for Middle School

Responsive Classroom now meets the needs of learners from kindergarten to eighth grade!

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Become a Responsive Classroom Certified Teacher

Join a vibrant community of teachers committed to professional development and the belief that a high-quality education for every child is built on the foundation of a safe and joyful learning community.

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