At our school, we utilize Responsive Classroom to guide all of us in creating a positive and caring school community. It is an evidence-based approach to elementary school teaching that focuses on the strong link between academic success and social-emotional learning (SEL). We believe that a high-quality education for every child is built on the foundation of a safe and joyful learning community. For more information about the components, please visit www.responsiveclassroom.org. Ask your child's teacher for specific actions that occur in his/her classroom daily to support the learning community!