Initiative Description: The Responsive Classroom approach which trained teachers to implement morning meetings, rule creation, academic choice, interactive modeling, positive teacher language, logical consequences, guided discovery, classroom organization, working with families, & collaborative problem-solving.
Study Results: Gains in both reading and math, with math showing greater difference between the intervention and control schools.
Reference: Rimm-Kaufman, S. E., & Chiu, Y.-J. I. (2007). Promoting social and academic competence in the classroom: An intervention study examining the contribution of the Responsive Classroom approach. Psychology in the Schools, 44(4), 397-413. doi:10.1002/pits.20231
Level of Evidence: Very Good