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Responsive Classrooms

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    A strong team of teachers and support staff work together using guiding principles of the Responsive Classroom Approach:

      • The social curriculum is as important as the academic curriculum.
      • How children learn is as important as what they learn: process and content go hand in hand.
      • The greatest cognitive growth occurs through social interaction.
      • To be successful academically and socially, children need a set of social skills: cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy and self-control.
      • Knowing the children we teach - individually, culturally and developmentally - is as important as knowing the content we teach.
      • Knowing the families of the children we teach and working with them as partners is essential to children's education.
Hillgrove School