Responsive Classroom for Middle School

Responsive Classroom now meets the needs of learners from kindergarten to eighth grade! With our Middle School approach we apply the defining characteristics of Responsive Classroom–developmental responsiveness, engaging academics, positive community, and effective management–to the unique needs of young adolescents, with the goal of promoting strong academic and social emotional skills.

Photograph by Jeff Woodward

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Responsive Classroom Course for Middle School EducatorsResponsive Classroom Course for Middle School Educators (4 days)
The Responsive Classroom Course for Middle School Educators is designed to empower educators to create a middle school experience that’s responsive to the developmental strengths and needs of every young adolescent, while helping students to develop the academic and social skills they need to be successful. Read full course description →

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Introduction to Responsive Classroom for K-8 Educators (1 day)Photograph by Jeff Woodward.
In this one-day introduction to the Responsive Classroom approach you’ll learn how Responsive Classroom practices and strategies help teachers to foster positive community, integrate engaging academics with the teaching of social and emotional skills, and create the conditions for positive student behavior. Read full course description →

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Middle School Motivators

The Power of Our Words for Middle School

Adolescent Development Sheets (ages 11, 12, 13, and 14)

Child Development Pamphlets (6th, 7th, 8th grades – English or Spanish)

Yardsticks: Children in the Classroom Ages 4-14

One Reply to “Responsive Classroom for Middle School”

  • Would love to know of any schools who are currently using the Power of Our Words in Middle School. Would also like to know how important the advisory period is to the fidelity of the program ? Anyone have any information to share ?

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