Linden Meadows School has been using strategies from
Responsive Classroom for several years to support our students’ development
around pro-social and emotional learning.
Responsive Classroom is an evidence-based approach to teaching that
focuses on engaging academics, positive community, effective management and
developmental awareness. Students in kindergarten to grade four have morning
meetings every other day of the cycle and students in grades five to eight have
advisory meetings on the alternate days (active start is on the opposite day
for early and middle years). The goal is to create safe and joyful learning
communities where students develop strong social and academic skills and every
student can thrive. The connections to the whole child allow educators to
support safe and inclusive classrooms where students can take learning risks
and grow in their ability to work with a variety of peers.