A New Look for the Responsive Classroom Newsletter

by Jen Audley on

Responsive Classroom Newsletter, Vol. 22, No. 1 (Feb. 2010)If you subscribe to the Responsive Classroom Newsletter, your copy of the February 2010 issue should arrive in your mailbox any day now. We've made some exciting changes—I hope you like them!

(To check the new look out right now, click on the newsletter cover to the right to view the whole issue as a PDF, or visit the Newsletter area of our website to read all the articles.

We've been working on this redesign for quite a while now. Last year we surveyed readers and other customers, asking "Which aspects of the newsletter are most important to you?" We learned a ton about how beloved this free resource  is to many elementary educators, and we tried not to change anything that you told us was important. Here's what we did change:

  • The catalog pages at the back have been eliminated. Instead, we've integrated information about our books and services throughout the issue.
  • The total number of pages is 16 now (down from 24.) Reducing the number of  printed pages helps us work toward our environmental goals and also cut our printing and mailing costs a bit.
  • It's in color! We're thrilled to now be using color photos, illustrations, and design elements. Our printer uses soy-based inks and paper with a percentage of recycled content whenever possible.

While the look is new, I think you'll find that the articles in this issue are just what you've come to expect from Responsive Classroom: full of  practical ideas, thought-provoking, and written by authors who know elementary schools and classrooms well.

I'd love to know more about what you think of the newsletter! Leave a comment here if you want to share with other Responsive readers, or contact me directly via editor@responsiveclassroom.org.

Wow! The new design is beautiful!
I love the new look of the newsletter which I read within minutes of its arrival. It has a modern look to it, and it feels good that you are environmentally sensitive in the use of your inks and paper. I do find the size of the font a bit small for my not-so-young eyes, but it doesn't keep me from devouring every word. It should be required reading for all teachers. Rosalea Fisher