The “Responsive Classroom” approach
Initiative Description: The Responsive Classroom approach is an instructional delivery and social-emotional learning intervention designed to provide teachers with skill needed to create caring, well-managed classroom environments that are conducive to learning, composed of 7 principles and 10 practices to integrate social learning into the classroom(e.g., morning meeting, rule creation, academic choice, interactive modeling, positive teacher language, logical consequences, guided discover, classroom organization, working with families, & collaborative problem solving) results in (a) improved social competence, and (b) positive perceptions of their classroom environment.
Study Results: Increased prosocial behavior.
Reference: Brock, L. L., Nishida, T. K., Chiong, C., Grimm, K. J., & Rimm-Kaufman, S. E. (2008). Children’s perceptions of the classroom environment and social and academic performance: a longitudinal analysis of the contribution of the “Responsive Classroom” approach. Journal of School Psychology, 46(2), 129-149.
Level of Evidence: Very Good