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About Responsive Classroom
The Responsive Classroom approach to teaching is based on the premise that children learn best when they have both academic and social-emotional skills. Responsive Classroom practices help teachers and schools build children’s academic and social-emotional competencies and can be used along with many other programs.
Independent research associates the Responsive Classroom approach with higher academic achievement, fewer behavior problems, and more high quality instruction.
Our services include Responsive Classroom courses for teachers and on-site consulting for schools and districts. We also publish award-winning books, DVDs, and other products, including resources for school-based study groups.
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- When to Sweat the Small Stuff: A New Paradigm to End Bullying. Psychologyday.com, Pamela B. Paresky Ph.D. The impact of Responsive Classroom anti-bullying strategies in schools.
- The Responsive Classroom: “Why is Everyone So Nice Here?” Edutopia.org, Joan Murphy, October 2015. A look at Responsive Classroom‘s success at an elementary school in Keene, NH.
- “Study: Teaching Social Skills Raises Test Scores.” DistrictAdministration.com, Alison DeNisco, April 2014. Key findings of the first comprehensive study of Responsive Classroom’s impact on student achievement.
- “A Leading SEL Program Gets Positive Results—But Only If It’s Used.” CASEL.org, Sara Rimm-Kaufman, March 19, 2014. Sara Rimm-Kaufman describes the origins of her 3-year study of the Responsive Classroom approach, its method, and its findings.
- “Study Links Responsive Teaching to Academic Gains.” EdWeek.org, Alyssa Morones, March 12, 2014. A study released today in the American Educational Research Journal links the Responsive Classroom approach to student achievement gains.
- “Socialization Technique Helps in Academic Achievement, Trial Study Finds.” The Washington Post, Lyndsey Layton, March 6, 2014. Responsive Classroom and the release of the RCES impact study.
- “Research Links ‘Responsive’ Teaching to Academic Gains,” EdWeek, Jaclyn Zubrzycki, September 13, 2012. “It’s extremely clear that the Responsive Classroom training is an effective, well-run training. It’s producing changes in teachers’ behavior in a very dramatic way.”
- “Teaching Lessons.” New York Times, Sara Mosle, October 27, 2012. Sixth grade teacher Sarah Mosle explains why teachers and schools benefit greatly from the Responsive Classroom approach.
Selected Press Releases
- Responsive Classroom Publishes The Power of Our Words for Middle School and Middle School Motivators! PRESS RELEASE, May 11, 2016. Center for Responsive Schools, developer of the Responsive Classroom approach to teaching, has published two new books: The Power of Our Words for Middle School and Middle School Motivators! These are the first books published by Responsive Classroom that are written specifically for middle school educators.
- Responsive Classroom Introduces New Courses for Middle School Educators. PRESS RELEASE, January 25, 2016. Center for Responsive Schools, developer of the Responsive Classroom approach to teaching, has announced it will offer one-day and multi-day courses for middle school educators for the first time in 2016.
- From the Hood to Harvard: César A. Cruz to Deliver Keynote Speech at the 2015 Responsive Classroom Leadership Conference. PRESS RELEASE, June 24, 2015. Center for Responsive Schools, Inc., developer of the Responsive Classroom approach, is pleased to share that César A. Cruz will deliver the keynote address at the 10th Annual Responsive Classroom Leadership Conference.
- Responsive Classroom Provider has New Name. PRESS RELEASE, January 15, 2015. Northeast Foundation for Children, Inc. has changed its name to Center for Responsive Schools, Inc. to reflect its growing national and international presence and collaborative relationship with schools and districts.
- Social-Emotional Learning and the Common Core. PRESS RELEASE, March 14, 2014. Responsive Classroom Program Developer Mike Anderson Presents Teaching Strategies at ASCD Conference.
- New Research Paper Shows Use of Responsive Classroom Leads to Academic Gains. PRESS RELEASE, March 12, 2014. Sara Rimm-Kaufman, principal investigator of the $2.9 million study funded by the Institute of Education Sciences, says evidence that teaching social skills can translate into higher test scores is important information for educational decision-makers at a time of heightened interest in high-level academic learning.
- Responsive Classroom Helps Teachers Meet Common Core Challenges. PRESS RELEASE, October 29, 2013. A recently released white paper by the Northeast Foundation for Children explains how the Responsive Classroom approach aligns with the Common Core, focusing on how Responsive Classroom teaching practices address four specific CCSS challenges.