Communication is at the heart of effective teaching. This playlist includes samples from Responsive Classroom DVDs and professional development kits that help teachers become more skilled at using "positive teacher language."
See how this technique for teaching classroom routines and procedures works. Unlike conventional modeling, Interactive Modeling gives children an active role, which helps them stay engaged and better remember what they learned.
Teaching routines, creating rules with students, building classroom community, and getting to know students and their families is a smart investment for elementary educators. Watch these clips to see teachers using Responsive Classroom strategies to lay the groundwork for a successful year .