Responsive Classroom Implementation Endorsements
The Importance of Quality Sharing
"This fall I implemented Morning Meeting in my third grade classroom to build a stronger sense of community and to help each child feel significant. Every morning, I look forward to conducting my Morning Meeting with my students because it starts the day with a smile, focused attention for each sharer, and a warm feeling that lasts throughout the day."
Kathryn Miller, 3rd grade teacher, Mendota Heights, MN
Read complete article, The Importance of Quality Sharing, published in Origins: A Newsletter for Elementary Educators, Fall 2009
Plan-Do-Review Helps Empower Students in Literacy
"Now my students are learning more and enjoying what they are doing as they learn [in reading and writing]. I find it much easier to plan literacy choice time because I have all these activities ready to go. And, more importantly, now that I understand how to create a menu of choices, I can apply this same concept to other content areas. I'm currently beginning to do so in math!"
Amy Larson, 1st grade teacher, Congdon Park School, Duluth, MN
Read complete article, Plan-Do-Review Helps Calm, Organize, Empower Students in Literacy, published in Origins: A Newsletter for Elementary Educators, Fall 2011
Take a Break is important in our classroom. When we do something that isn't responsible or if we get angry, we can take a break and calm down. While taking a break we think about something peaceful. We also think about what we did, so we can rejoin the class and not be silly. We think that take a break helps us; it helps everyone in the class be responsible and focused.
Two 3rd/4th grade students, Minneapolis, MN
If I don't have a Morning Meeting, the day is rough for me. It helps me know what day and what time it is. I like sharing a lot and I hardly ever do it. It feels good to sit criss-cross applesauce. I like the games, too, especially Screaming Eyes!
Ist grade student, Minneapolis, MN