The Presenter’s Point of View: What is the hardest part about infusing the Responsive Classroom approach into your own classroom?

It might be hard to believe, but our elementary and middle school course presenters were once themselves Responsive Classroom beginners. In this installment of The Presenter’s Point of View, they look back on their own experiences applying the Responsive Classroom approach for the first time and share valuable insights into some of the common challenges that come with introducing new teaching practices into the classroom.

Check out the first installment of The Presenter’s Point of View 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