Responsive Classroom

Responsive Classroom Approach

At Stratford Landing, we are working on establishing a school climate where appropriate student behavior is the norm. We believe that teaching behavioral expectations is a much more positive approach than waiting for misbehavior to occur before responding.

To establish such a climate, we have adopted a Responsive Classroom system. Responsive Classroom is a research- and evidence-based approach to elementary education that leads to greater teacher effectiveness, higher student achievement, and improved school climate. Teachers become more effective in three domains: Engaging Academics, Building a Positive Community, and Effective Student Management. These three domains encourage a calm orderly environment that promotes student autonomy and sense of belonging. In addition, it encourages students to focus on learning.