Responsive Classroom

Foundation

  • Knowledge of Child Development Theory
  • Principle of Teaching Social Skills
    C.A.R.E.S.
    Cooperation, Assertion, Responsibility, Empathy, Self-Control

Components

Implementation

  • Building a Classroom Community
  • Modeling, Practicing and Role-Playing Conflict Resolution
  • Appropriate Environment and Materials
  • Cooperative Learning
    Independent Inquiry
  • Continuous Progress
    Portfolio Assessment
    Critical Contracts

Outcomes

  • Balance of teacher-directed instruction and child-initiated learning
  • Student responsibility for work and environment
  • Caring behavior
  • Problem-solving ability both socially and academically
  • Parental involvement and understanding
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