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New Program Launches Aragon Elementary in a Transformative New Direction


February 27, 2019

Christy McGee

In this Morning Meeting activity, Ms. Busovsky's fourth grade class prepares to practice making eye contact across the circle. After that step in the activity, they come to the middle and greet their partner.

Each school day, all students at Aragon Elementary begin their day with a Morning Meeting. This practice is just one of the Elementary Classroom Practices outlined in the newly-implemented Responsive Classroom program. Responsive Classroom is an evidence-based approach to teaching that focuses on engaging academics, positive community, effective management, and developmental awareness.

The Responsive Classroom approach to teaching is comprised of a set of well-designed practices intended to create safe, joyful, and engaging classroom and school communities. The emphasis is on helping studen...

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