To attend a workshop as an individual or a group of fewer than 10 educators – check out our options for Individuals and Small Groups.

If you have more than 10 educators looking to attend a workshop, consider bringing a Responsive Classroom workshop to your school – check out our options for Whole-School.

If you’re from a school outside the U.S. looking for whole-school professional development options for your staff click here.

Individuals and Small Groups


 

Introductory

Introduction to Responsive Classroom for K-8 Educators

In this one-day introduction to the Responsive Classroom approach you’ll learn how Responsive Classroom practices help teachers to foster positive community, integrate academics with the teaching of social and emotional skills, and create the conditions for positive student behavior.

  • Hear about the characteristics of teacher language that promote respectful, kind, and positive classroom communities
  • Explore interactive modeling—a structure to introduce routines and procedures in a clear and concise way
  • Participate in interactive learning structures you can use with your class to make lessons more engaging
  • Examine how the Responsive Classroom approach to discipline can establish a calm, orderly, and safe environment for learning

You will also have an opportunity to discuss ideas with colleagues, experience Responsive Classroom strategies as an adult learner, and see video of Responsive Classroom teachers implementing the strategies with students in grades K–8.

Who should attend this workshop: All K-8 educators interested in learning more about the Responsive Classroom approach to SEL
Resources Include: Introduction to Responsive Classroom Resource Book

Middle School Course

In this interactive and engaging four-day course, you’ll learn how to design and implement a middle school experience that’s responsive to the developmental strengths and needs of young adolescents—while helping your students develop the academic and social skills they need to be successful. Topics will include:

  • Creating a safe, positive, and inclusive community with the Responsive Classroom approach to discipline
  • Holding Responsive Advisory Meetings—a core practice for middle school
  • Using teacher language to encourage student engagement and help them become more responsible and respectful
  • Applying new strategies for effective classroom management
  • And much more

No prerequisite. Suitable for grades 5 – 8.
Resources include: Resource Book, Building an Academic Community, and Yardsticks

 

Advanced

Improving Teacher and Student Language

Words are the foundation on which teaching, learning, and relationships are built. This workshop gives you the opportunity to assess, reflect upon, and improve both teacher and student language in your classroom in order to deepen academic engagement and learning.

  • Assess and build on previously learned Responsive Classroom teacher language skills
  • Explore ways that language impacts conditions for learning
  • Develop a plan for growth in use of teacher language
  • Identify ways to teach core speaking and listening skills and support students’ practice of these skills

Prerequisite: 4-day Elementary Core Course or Middle School Course
Who should attend this workshop: K–8 educators who are interested in deepening their understanding of language use and its impact on the classroom
Resources include: Improving Teacher and Student Language Resource Book, The Language of Learning, The Power of Our Words, and The Power of Our Words for Middle School

 

Whole-School


 

Introductory

Introduction to Responsive Classroom for K-8 Educators

In this one-day introduction to the Responsive Classroom approach you’ll learn how Responsive Classroom practices help teachers to foster positive community, integrate academics with the teaching of social and emotional skills, and create the conditions for positive student behavior.

  • Hear about the characteristics of teacher language that promote respectful, kind, and positive classroom communities
  • Explore interactive modeling—a structure to introduce routines and procedures in a clear and concise way
  • Participate in interactive learning structures you can use with your class to make lessons more engaging
  • Examine how the Responsive Classroom approach to discipline can establish a calm, orderly, and safe environment for learning

You will also have an opportunity to discuss ideas with colleagues, experience Responsive Classroom strategies as an adult learner, and see video of Responsive Classroom teachers implementing the strategies with students in grades K–8.

Who should attend this workshop: All K-8 educators interested in learning more about the Responsive Classroom approach to SEL
Resources Include: 30 copies of Introduction to Responsive Classroom Resource Book

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Middle School Course Package

In this interactive and engaging four-day course, you’ll learn how to design and implement a middle school experience that’s responsive to the developmental strengths and needs of young adolescents—while helping your students develop the academic and social skills they need to be successful. Topics will include:

  • Creating a safe, positive, and inclusive community with the Responsive Classroom approach to discipline
  • Holding Responsive Advisory Meetings—a core practice for middle school
  • Using teacher language to encourage student engagement and help them become more responsible and respectful
  • Applying new strategies for effective classroom management
  • And much more

No prerequisite. Suitable for grades 5 – 8.
Resources include: Entry plan (electronic); one Responsive Classroom Middle School Essential Bundle; 30 copies each of Middle School Course Resource Book, Building an Academic Community, and Yardsticks; a Consultant Observation and Feedback Visit (including access to the Kaleidoscope tool and one Quick Coaching Guide set of 30)

Printable course package details (PDF)

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Advanced

Improving Teacher and Student Language

Words are the foundation on which teaching, learning, and relationships are built. This workshop gives you the opportunity to assess, reflect upon, and improve both teacher and student language in your classroom in order to deepen academic engagement and learning.

  • Assess and build on previously learned Responsive Classroom teacher language skills
  • Explore ways that language impacts conditions for learning
  • Develop a plan for growth in use of teacher language
  • Identify ways to teach core speaking and listening skills and support students’ practice of these skills

Prerequisite: 4-day Elementary Core Course or Middle School Course
Who should attend this workshop: K–8 educators who are interested in deepening their understanding of language use and its impact on the classroom
Resources include: 30 copies each of Improving Teacher and Student Language Resource Book, The Language of Learning, The Power of Our Words, and The Power of Our Words for Middle School

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Consultant Observation and Feedback Visit

A Responsive Classroom consultant will come to your school to observe, using our Kaleidoscope Observation Tool. After the visit, the consultant will provide you with a comprehensive growth profile to help guide your next steps in the implementation process.

One of your school leaders will then continue to use Kaleidoscope throughout the school year to observe and monitor classroom and school-wide implementation.

Prerequisite: 4-day Elementary Core Course or Middle School Course

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