Responsive Classroom® Introduces Courses for Middle School Educators

One-Day and Multi-Day Course Options Offered

Jan 25, 2016, 13:50 ET from Responsive Classroom

TURNERS FALLS, Mass., Jan. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Center for Responsive Schools, developer of the Responsive Classroom approach to teaching, has announced it will offer one-day and multi-day courses for middle school educators for the first time in 2016.

The new one-day course, Introduction to Responsive Classroom for Middle School, will teach middle school educators how the Responsive Classroom approach boosts middle school students' social and academic skills while reducing behavior problems. The course is being offered this March in Hartford, CT, Minneapolis, MN, and New Orleans, LA.

The four-day course, Responsive Classroom Course for Middle School Educators, will be open to all middle school teachers and administrators and will be offered in over 10 locations throughout the U.S. In this interactive course, educators will learn to use core Responsive Classroom practices and strategies such as Responsive Advisory Meeting, Interactive Modeling, Teacher Language, Investing Students in the Rules, Responding to Misbehavior, Engaging Instruction, and more. These practices and strategies will engage students academically, build positive school and classroom communities, help teachers manage classrooms effectively, and develop students' intrinsic motivation to choose socially responsible behaviors.

"We are bringing Responsive Classroom into middle school because we want to ensure that students continue to make gains when they leave elementary school and enter this next critical period in their school careers," says Dr. Lora Hodges, executive director at Center for Responsive Schools. "Our expansion to middle school is the next logical step to meet our mission to ensure a high-quality education for every child, every day."

Registration for The Responsive Classroom Course for Middle School Educators will open in early February. Registration for the one-day course is already open. Participants can register for all one-day and multi-day courses by visiting or by calling 800-360-6332 ext. 130.


The Responsive Classroom approach to education was developed over 30 years ago by public school educators who envisioned a way of teaching that would bring together academic and social learning throughout the school day. It has been recognized by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) as "one of the most well-designed, evidence-based social and emotional learning programs." Center for Responsive Schools (CRS) offers Responsive Classroom on-site consulting services to schools and districts; workshops for educators in locations around the country and internationally; and a wide collection of books, videos, and other resources for teachers and administrators. Each year, CRS provides training for more than 10,000 teachers and administrators from across the U.S., the District of Columbia, and the international school community.

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