Andy Moral

Andy Moral teaches sixth grade in Council Rock School District in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Andy earned his bachelor’s degree from Saint Joseph’s University and a master’s in curriculum and instruction from the University of Scranton. He was introduced to Responsive Classroom early in his teaching career and has seen improved academic performance and classroom culture from using this approach. Andy continues to implement the teaching strategies of Responsive Classroom with his students as a full-time classroom teacher. Additionally, Andy works as a staff developer in his school district and supports teachers in kindergarten through eighth grade with their knowledge and implementation of the Responsive Classroom approach. The author of the Quick Coaching Guide “Replacing Direct Teaching with Active Teaching,” published by Center for Responsive Schools, Andy sees the benefits of using movement to increase student learning outcomes and promote positive behavior. In addition to teaching, Andy enjoys exercising and spending time with his wife and two children.