Missoula International School implements the Responsive Classroom approach in all classrooms to strengthen the IB physical, social, and emotional curriculum. Teachers work to improve effective language used with students, to structure classes to best support student needs, and to design activities that enhance the development of a safe, inclusive and supportive classroom.
“The Responsive Classroom approach to teaching emphasizes academic, social, and emotional growth in a strong school community. We believe that how children learn is as important as what they learn, and that academic success is inextricably tied to building social-emotional competencies.
Independent research has found that the Responsive Classroom approach is associated with higher academic achievement in math and reading, improved school climate, and higher-quality instruction. It has been backed by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) as one of the most “well-designed evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL) programs”.”
-Taken from About Responsive Classroom
Learn more about Responsive Classrooms from this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTfZSVlkKaE