Didi Hari Krishnan

What is Responsive Classroom?

  • Student-centered
  • Social and emotional learning approach to teaching and discipline
  • Research and evidence-based practices
  • Safe, joyful, and engaging classrooms 

Six Guiding Principles:
1. Teaching social and emotional skills is as important as teaching academic content.

  • Morning meetings
  • Counseling lessons
  • Problem-solving conversations

2. How we teach is as important as what we teach. 

  • Learning is active and interactive
  • Interactive modeling
  • Academic choice

3. Great cognitive growth occurs through social interaction.

  • Morning meetings
  • Collaborative group work
  • Energizers

4. How we work together as adults to cre­ate a safe, joyful, and inclusive school environment is as important as our individual contribution or competence.

  • Professional learning communities
  • Strengths
  • Working on Wellness (WOW)

5. What we know and believe about our students—individually, culturally,developmentally—informs our expec­tations, reactions, and attitudes about those students.

  • Yardsticks (viewing children through a developmental lens)
  • Emphasis on relationships
  • Focus on Culturally Responsive teaching

6. Partnering with families—knowing them and valuing their contributions—is as important as knowing the children we teach.

  • Hopes and Dreams conferences 
  • Strengths and Goals conferences
  • Parent workshops and counseling support
  • counseling
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Didi Hari Krishnan

Did you miss the high school PTA parent coffee on Monday, December 6? Our high school leadership team and high school students shared how we support student wellness in the high school and how we respond to student data and trends. Parents also shared tips and strategies with each other to support our students at home.