#RCTC18: Hope Builds the Mind

2018 Program


The Responsive Classroom Teachers Conference (RCTC) brings together social and emotional learning (SEL) motivated teachers from around the world for two days of learning, networking, and conversation on how we can make every classroom a safe, joyful, and engaging classroom.

This year, we’re offering a variety of sessions on essential topics for elementary and middle school educators at all levels of Responsive Classroom implementation, including:

  • Empowering Students: The Responsive Classroom Approach to Discipline
  • Impacts of Trauma: How Responsive Classroom Practices Support Teachers and Students
  • Supporting Students in the Art of Agreeing and Disagreeing
  • Keeping Calm: Stressors in the Middle School Classroom

Keynote Speaker

Angie Thomas
Author of The Hate U Give


Early-Bird Registration (May-June): $475
General Registration (July-November): $495


Hotel Information and Conference Rates


Sessions and Schedule

Full Session Descriptions


Friday, November 9th
Welcome Address
7:30 am – 9:15 am
Block 1 Sessions9:30 am -11:45 am
Lunch11:45 pm - 12:45 pm
Block 2 Sessions1:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Keynote Speaker: Angie Thomas3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Meet & Greet: Angie Thomas
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
November 10th
Breakfast7:30 am – 8:30 am
Speaker8:30 am – 9:30 am
Block 3 Sessions9:45 am – 12:00 pm