WestWood practices the principles of Responsive Classroom to teach students the social skills of C.A.R.E.S. (Cooperation, Assertion, Responsibility, Empathy and Self-Control).
The goal of the Responsive Classroom approach is to bring social-emotional learning and academic learning together to encourage and empower children. The outcome increases social skills and academic achievement, creates positive classroom climate, expands learner investment and independence, and lessens disruptive behavior.
Some components of classroom practices include:
- Morning Meeting
- Rules & Logical Consequences
- Classroom Organization
- Guided Discovery
- Academic Choice
- Reaching Out to Parents/Guardians