Andy Moral

Andy Moral teaches fourth grade in Council Rock School District in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Andy earned his bachelor’s degree from Saint Joseph’s University and 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 as a result. In addition to serving as a full-time classroom teacher, Andy works as a staff developer in his school district and supports teachers in grades K–8 with their knowledge and implementation of the Responsive Classroom approach. Andy coauthored Seeing the Good in Students and Empowering Educators: A Comprehensive Guide to Teaching Grades 3, 4, 5, both published by Center for Responsive Schools. He also authored the Quick Coaching Guide Replacing Direct Teaching With Active Learning, and sees the benefits of using movement to increase student learning outcomes and promote positive behavior. Outside of teaching, Andy enjoys exercising and spending time with his wife and two children.