Responsive Classroom is a widely used, research-based approach to elementary education that increases academic achievement, fosters appropriate conduct, improves social skills, and leads to more high-quality instruction.
What does Responsive Classroom look like at Milton?
Many of our classes begin their day with a morning meeting. Morning meeting is considered a “tip-off” to the day’s learning. This is an academic and social experience for children where they develop skills which are then extended into the school day. Morning meeting promotes active listening, self-control, cooperation, and assertion, all of which are important life skills!
Why do we do Morning Meeting?
- Creates a community of trust and respect
- Sets up learning for the day
- Allows children to begin their academics in a safe environment (circle of friends)
- Offers an opportunity for self-reflection
- Promotes social and academic skills:
- Active listening
- Speaking clearly
- Thoughtful questioning and respectful comments