#RCTC17: Making Learning Meaningful

Cambridge, MA
November 3-4, 2017

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The Responsive Classroom Teachers Conference (RCTC) gathers teachers from around the U.S. and the world for two days of exciting learning, networking, and conversation with fellow educators who share the Responsive Classroom mission of a high-quality education for every child, every day.

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

  • Classroom Management without Public Discipline Systems
  • Responsive Classroom Overview for Teachers
  • Tips & Strategies for Teaching Students with Challenging Behaviors
  • Engaging Academics in Morning Meeting
  • Deescalating Defiance
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Keynote Speaker

Joel M. Ristuccia is a School Psychologist with over thirty years of experience working in public schools, and is a co-author of “Helping Traumatized Children Learn,” volumes 1 and 2. Mr. Ristuccia has served as a consultant on the impact of trauma on student learning to the Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative (TLPI), is the Director of Training at TLPI. Currently an Adjunct Professor at Lesley University, he develops and teaches courses on creating school wide, classroom, and individual supports to address the needs of students impacted by traumatic experiences. Mr. Ristuccia holds an Ed.M. from Harvard University and a B.A. from Yale University.



Registration and Pricing

2017 individual rate: $445 USD

2017 group discount rate (for groups of 3+)*: $395 USD

*Please note that if you want to take advantage of the group discount, you must register all attendees at the same time. If that is not possible for you for any reason, please call our Customer Service team at 800-360-6332, ext. 130 (8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. ET).

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After your registration is processed, you will receive a link via email to our session registration form.

Travel & Lodging

The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge in Cambridge, MA.

RCTC rate: $189/night. This price is not inclusive of taxes or fees and is only valid for the nights of November 2nd and 3rd.

Our block booking cut-off date is October 2nd, 2017, and there are a limited number of rooms available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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For a full list of sessions at the 2017 Teachers Conference, please click here.


Friday, Nov. 3
Registration & Breakfast7:30 - 9:00 am
Welcome9:00 - 9:30 am
Block 19:45 - 11:15 am
Block 211:30 am - 1 pm
Lunch1:00 - 2:00 pm
Keynote1:30 - 2:30 pm
Block 32:45 - 4:15 pm
Networking Reception4:15 - 5:15 pm
Saturday, Nov. 4
Breakfast & RC Expo!8:00 - 9:00 am
Mini-Block 49:00 - 10:00 am
Mini-Block 510:15 - 11:15 am
Mini-Block 611:30 am - 12:30 pm