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Social and Emotional

Responsive Classroom is a very important part of the everyday life of ICS. This is an approach that is intended to help our entire school community establish and live in a manner that supports respectful behavior. It gives equal value to how children learn and what they learn, which in turn promotes positive social and academic growth and development for all. Some elements include:

  • Morning Meeting: A daily routine that builds community, creates a positive climate reinforces academic and social skills
  • Rules and Logical Consequences: A clear and consistent approach to discipline that fosters responsibility and self control
  • Guided Discovery: A format for introducing materials that encourages inquiry, heightens interest, and teaches care for the school environments
  • Academic Choice: An approach to giving children choices in their learning that helps them be interested, self-motivated learners
  • Classroom Organization: Strategies for arranging materials, furniture and displays that encourages independence, promotes caring and maximizes learning
  • Family Communication Strategies: Ideas for involving families as partners in their children's education

For more information, go to http://www.responsiveclassroom.org.