Presentation on theme: "The Seven Guiding Principles"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Seven Guiding Principles Responsive ClassroomThe Seven Guiding Principles
2 The Responsive Classroom approach is research based. In schools using the Responsive Classroom approach:1. Children showed greater increases in reading and math test scores.2. Teachers felt more effective and more positive about teaching.3. Children had better social skills.4. Teachers offered more high-quality instruction.5. Children felt more positive about school.6. Teachers collaborated with each other more.Dr. Sara Rimm-Kaufman, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
3 1. The social curriculum is as important as the academic curriculum.
4 2. How children learn is as important as what they learn: process and content go hand in hand.
5 3. The greatest cognitive growth occurs through social interaction. 21st Century skill: collaboration
6 4. There is a specific set of social skills that children need to learn and practice in order to be successful academically and socially: cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy, and self-control (CARES). Assume nothing…teach everything!
7 5. Knowing the children we teach-individually, culturally, and developmentally-is as important as knowing the content we teach.
8 6. Knowing the families of the children we teach is as important as knowing the children we teach .
9 7. How we, the adults at school, work together is as important as our individual competence: lasting change begins with the adult community.