by Mable Yu
"Over the past six years, Mount Desert Elementary School has surpassed other Maine schools on state tests by a significant amount. What makes this school so different? There, teachers take a "responsive classroom" approach, where they incorporate socio-emotional learning in grades K-3. With this approach to teaching, Mount Desert strives to teach students to self-regulate their emotions, improve their social skills and behavior, and build closer student-teacher relationships by including morning meetings, positive language, and expectations and rules set by the students."
Via Schools That Work at Edutopia