Responsive Classroom

The Responsive Classroom approach believes that social development and personal responsibility are essential to a challenging and joyful school community. In my classroom, I use the Responsive Classroom approach to build essential skills: cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy, and self-control. Students begin their day with a morning meeting, learn the importance of rules and logical consequences, are introduced to new materials through a guided process, and gain self-esteem through decision-making.

Responsive Classroom is used to infuse all of my teaching, including the thoughtful arrangement of the classroom to encourage independence, promote caring, and maximize learning.

Brent Student Motivation Brochure