Responsive Classroom


The Responisve Classroom approach is a way of teaching that fosters safe, challenging, and joyful elementary schools. Developed by classroom teachers, this approach consists of practical strategies for bringing together social and academic learning throughout the school day. Key Responsive Classroom practices include the following:

  • Morning Meeting
  • Creating Rules
  • Interactive Modeling
  • Teacher Language
  • Logical Consequences
  • Guided Discovery
  • Academic Choice
  • Collaborative Problem-Solving
  • Working with Families

Example of responsive classroom:

The Wheel of Choice at Ravenswood Elementary from 1st Gear Inc. on Vimeo.

(Source:Responsive Classroom-Introductory Overview Resource Book)