COMMENT: I noticed that the District uses the Responsive Classroom Approach – Yeah! I appreciate how the approach emphasizes how teacher language/behaviors effect children’s learning/behavior. That being said I see that it goes through 8th grade. When I went to the Middle School meeting for parents, RC wasn’t mentioned. They seem to use a different method. If the children have been taught using RC through Elementary School, it seems strange to switch at MS – WHY the change in method?
RESPONSE: Thanks for your comment. Not sure where you saw that the Responsive Classroom method is used through 8th grade at Scotia-Glenville. It has been used successfully at the elementary schools but has never been done at the middle school level – grades 6-8. Middle School teachers use a variety of methods to achieve the same goals at the RC method in their classrooms each day. RC may be used in other school district at the middle school level but not at S-G.