The Presenter’s Point of View: What advice would you give a novice teacher? What about an experienced teacher?

One of the more powerful aspects of attending a Responsive Classroom course is getting practical, actionable advice from an expert presenter. They have the unique ability to take a strategy that might make sense only in theory and help it make sense not just in practice but in the specific context of your classroom and your students’ needs. In this installment of The Presenter’s Point of View, our presenters share the piece of advice they would give to teachers who are just starting out using the Responsive Classroom approach, as well as advice for educators who have more experience with it.

Check out previous installments of The Presenter’s Point of View video series here and here.


The consulting teachers who participated in this video series are:

  • Melanie Barbas, lead teacher for Classroom Culture in the Colonial School District, Delaware
  • Katie Bass, classroom teacher in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire
  • Nicola Bragger, second grade teacher at the Lodge Lane Infant School, Norfolk, UK
  • Alicia Cardina, consulting teacher for Center for Responsive Schools
  • Natalie DiFusco-Funk, third grade teacher at West Salem Elementary School in Salem, Virginia
  • Megan Florentine, kindergarten teacher in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Suzy Ghosh, second grade teacher in Fairfax County, Virginia
  • Lisa Dewey Wells, teacher at the Naval Academy Primary School in Annapolis, Maryland