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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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Creating Lasting Change

Michelle Gill is a professional development designer at the Center for Responsive Schools, and former educator at Garfield Elementary School in Fairfax County, Virginia. During her time at Garfield, she was part of a transformative Responsive Classroom initiative that established a climate of growth, possibility, and high achievement. We asked Michelle to share her advice Read More »

Creating Lasting Change

One-Day Workshops

We're offering several new one-day workshops in locations around the country, including Strategies to Prevent Bullying, Improving Teacher and Student Language, 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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