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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 education that focuses on the strong relationship between academic success and social-emotional learning (SEL). The Responsive Classroom approach empowers educators to create safe, joyful, and engaging learning communities where all students have a sense of belonging and feel significant.

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Our Actions Speak Louder Than Our Words

In 1991, Ruth Charney, co-founder of Responsive Classroom, wrote a book that impacted K-8 educators all over the world, Teaching Children to Care. A reflection of her 20-year teaching career as well as the stories and observations of colleagues, her practical and empathetic guidance has inspired teachers for decades and in turn has impacted the Read More »

Our Actions Speak Louder Than Our Words

One-Day Workshops

We're offering 5 new one-day workshops this year in locations around the country, including Strategies to Prevent Bullying, Focused Learning Beginning to End, and more!

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Responsive Classroom for Middle School

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

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