Sarah Fillion, the Director of Consulting & Certification at the Center for Responsive Schools, is passionate about the power of social-emotional learning. She has extensive experience as a facilitator and developer of professional development for K-8 educators. Prior to becoming a director at Center for Responsive Schools, she served as a Responsive Classroom professional development designer and full-time consultant, working with schools throughout the US and in the international school community to create optimal learning environments for students. Formerly, she served as a teacher and teacher leader in urban and suburban schools.
Sarah is available as a keynote speaker for your event. For booking information and more details, please email us.
Press & Media for Responsive Classroom
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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.