What is Interactive Modeling?

Interactive Modeling is a straightforward, quickly paced process that’s effective for teaching children any academic or social skill, routine, or procedure that you want them to do in a specific Read More…
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Using Interactive Modeling for Academic Learning

Interactive Modeling is a straightforward and effective technique for showing students exactly how to meet expectations for any routine or skill that needs to be done in one specific way. Read More…
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The Secret to Student Success: Interactive Modeling

The secret to strong classroom management lies in predictable routines and procedures. From entering and exiting the learning space to managing materials to moments of transition, well-established routines and procedures Read More…
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Using Interactive Modeling to Create Consistency in a Changeable Situation

As they step into the 2020-21 school year, teachers across the country are facing a wholly unique set of challenges brought on by the novel coronavirus, including the question of Read More…
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Teaching Perseverance? Try Interactive Modeling

We all know students who seem to give up quickly and appeal for our help, even when the task is appropriately challenging, or students who are reluctant to even start a task…
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What is Interactive Modeling?

Interactive Modeling is a straightforward, quickly paced, seven-step process that’s effective for teaching children any academic or social skill, routine, or procedure that you want them to do in a Read More…
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Interactive Modeling

Use Interactive Modeling to teach academic and social skills, routines, transitions, use of materials—any behavior, skill, or routine that needs to be done in a specific way. When teachers use Read More…
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Interactive Modeling for Academic Success

Interactive Modeling is a simple, quickly paced way of teaching that can lead students to a stronger mastery of skills than traditional modeling. It's effective for teaching any skill or procedure that…
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Why Does Interactive Modeling Work?

When it's done effectively, Interactive Modeling helps students achieve greater, faster, and longer-lasting success in meeting expectations and mastering skills. My new book, Interactive Modeling, provides step-by-step guidance on using this powerful…
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Interactive Modeling: Responding to a Signal

A step-by-step example of how it might look and sound for a teacher of older students to use interactive modeling. 1. Describe a positive behavior you will model “Sometimes when Read More…
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Interactive Modeling: Walking in Line

A step-by-step example of how it might look and sound for a teacher of younger students to use Interactive Modeling. 1. Describe a positive behavior you will model “When we Read More…
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Interactive Modeling: Responding to a Signal

A step-by-step example of how it might look and sound for a teacher of older students to use interactive modeling. 1. Describe a positive behavior you will model “Sometimes when Read More…
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Interactive Modeling: Putting away test materials

A step-by-step example of how it might look and sound for a teacher to use interactive modeling. 1. Name the goal. State it as a positive behavior. “At the end Read More…
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Use Interactive Learning Structures to Strengthen Listening and Speaking Skills

“Before you speak, listen.” —William A. Ward Listening With Purpose As I listen in on the student conversations occurring around the classroom, I notice that my students have a firm Read More…
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Deepen Student Connections With Interactive Learning Structures

Following the busy first weeks of school, teachers and students begin to settle into a familiar rhythm. Students have learned important routines and class expectations and are getting excited about Read More…
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Interactive Learning Structures

Do you ever notice students zoning out, getting distracted, or acting antsy in the middle of a lesson? Add some spark to your lesson plans with interactive learning structures! These Read More…
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Elementary Essential Bundle

Create a learning community that is joyful, fun, and engaging through SEL best practices, such as Morning Meeting, Interactive Modeling, Teacher Language, and much more.
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Music Class Rules

I’d been teaching for over 30 years and felt pretty comfortable with the way I managed my music classes. But a few years ago, I took a Responsive Classroom workshop, and it…
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Time to Change the Routine?

Which parts of your school day just don't seem to work as well as you'd like? Now's a great time to do some problem-solving, imagine new possibilities, and plan to make changes…
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Use Reinforcing Language to Keep the Learning Going

Often, when I talk with teachers who have started trying out Responsive Classroom practices such as interactive modeling, they reflect, “Interactive modeling worked great for a while. My students did really well…
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Strategies for Solving Thorny Behaviors

February is a good time to take stock of the strategies you use to address behavior issues in your classroom. The months you have already spent with your students have Read More…
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New City School K-8: A Responsive Classroom School from the Start

Location: Minneapolis, MN  Type of school: Public charter school  Grade levels: K–8  Number of students: ~400   A Responsive Classroom school since: 2003     New City School has been a Responsive Read More…
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Beverly Skoff Elementary: Focusing on Belonging, Significance, and Fun

Location: Bolingbrook, IL Type of school: Public elementary school Grade levels: K–5 Number of students: 730 A Responsive Classroom school since: 2018 In the summer of 2018, Beverly Skoff Elementary Read More…
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St. Joseph the Worker PK-8: Increasing Collaboration and Kindness

Location: Brooklyn, NY Type of school: Private Catholic school Grade levels: Pre-K–8 Number of students: 282 A Responsive Classroom school since: 2019 A few years ago, Saint Joseph the Worker Read More…
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How to Create Community with Classroom Rules

It’s that time of year again! You’re in a classroom with a whole new group of students. In all the excitement and commotion, you might be eager to create a Read More…
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Webinars

Free Webinar Series This free webinar series examines the Responsive Classroom practices and strategies teachers and school leaders can use to build a successful school year experience for all students.   Read More…
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What Is Quiet Time?

Consider the energy and intensity that often accompany the middle of the day. Lunch and recess provide students with opportunities to run, play, eat, and socialize, and teachers often see Read More…
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