We discussed the Responsive Classroom program.

Advantages:
  • a continuity of language across grade and between grade
  • wraps up best practices

  • morning meeting
  • gets children moving
  • insists on respect between children and between children and adults


Disadvantages:
  • if used by an unimaginative teacher it can become formulaic
  • is it better to have children work this out without a script?

Implementation:
  • best to have it come from the faculty
  • become a site for the 5 day RC w/shop ($14,500 for 25 people--other schools can fill in the space)
  • have the one day w/shop as a teaser
  • have interested teachers visit a school that's using it (Packer, Berkeley Carroll, Spence--others? )