Positive community is one of the four domains of the Responsive Classroom approach. A positive community is a safe, predictable, joyful, and inclusive classroom where all students have a sense of belonging and significance.  Teachers create a positive community when they:

  1. –Create the conditions for students to belong and be significant
  2. –Interact with students in respectful manner
  3. –Approach discipline in a primarily proactive way
  4. –Respond to misbehavior in ways that preserve the dignity of individual  students and the class
  5. –Provide opportunities to succeed that are equitable, fair, and just


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