Three Types of Logical Consequences

Teachers who use the Responsive Classroom approach learn a variety of strategies for responding to misbehavior; logical consequences are one of those strategies. Depending on the child and the situation, Read More…
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Punishment vs. Logical Consequences

The use of logical consequences is one part of an approach to discipline used in the Responsive Classroom. It’s a powerful way of responding to children’s misbehavior that not only is effective…
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The Right Response

I’ve noticed that teachers who are learning about the Responsive Classroom approach to discipline often worry a lot about choosing the “right” response to student misbehavior. “Is there a list of logical…
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Problem-Solving Conferences That Worked

Question: Think of an instance in which you used a teacher-child problem-solving conference. Why did you choose that strategy?  A: Edward often clowned around during work times, keeping everyone from getting work…
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Everyday Rules That Work!

Scholastic published this article on the Responsive Classroom approach to rules and logical consequences for the August 2003 issue of Instructor magazine. It was reprinted with permission on the Responsive Classroom website,…
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Working with Families

Question:In my classroom this year, I am implementing two teaching strategies, Morning Meeting and Rules and Logical Consequences, but I’m concerned about parents’ reactions. I can imagine that they will worry that…
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Responsive Classroom Institutes! July 26 to July 29 – Altadena, CA

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Virtual Responsive Classroom Institutes! Aug16 to Aug 19 – Pacific Time

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Virtual Responsive Classroom Courses – 4 Saturdays in Sept/Oct

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Responsive Classroom Institutes! July 19 to July 22 – New York, NY

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Responsive Classroom Institutes! August 2 to August 5 – Chicago, IL

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Virtual Responsive Classroom Institutes! Aug 16 to Aug 19 – Eastern Time

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Virtual Responsive Classroom Courses – 4 Saturdays in Sept/Oct

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What Kind of Teacher Are You? A Question Revisited

Nine years ago, I wrote a short article to explain to myself what it meant to be a Responsive Classroom teacher (which you can read in its entirety below). Here Read More…
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Responsive Classroom Institutes! August 2 to August 5 – Chicago, IL

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Responsive Classroom Institutes! June 21 to June 24 – Minnetonka, MN

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Virtual Responsive Classroom Institutes! Aug16 to Aug 19 – Pacific Time

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Virtual Responsive Classroom Institutes! Aug16 to Aug 19 – Eastern Time

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Responsive Classroom Institutes! July 26 to July 29 – Altadena, CA

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Responsive Classroom Institutes! July 19 to July 22 – New York, NY

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Virtual Responsive Classroom Institutes! July 12 to July 15 – Eastern Time

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Virtual Responsive Classroom Institutes! July 12 to July 15 – Pacific Time

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Empowering Educators to Get to Know Their Students: A Conversation with Authors Andy Moral and Heather Young

  Early in the school year, all educators are faced with the same important task: getting to know their new students. To learn some effective strategies for making connections with Read More…
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Keep the Responsive Classroom Fire Burning

Teaching is not filling up a pail, it is lighting a fire. –William Butler Yeats   As you return to teaching after the winter break under circumstances that are still Read More…
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