Students thrive both socially and academically when they interact while learning. They need to think, explore, create, and apply their knowledge. Interacting with other students, brainstorming ideas with their peers, and sharing work not only enhances social and academic skills but it also stimulates cognitive growth. By being responsive to these needs, teachers will be able to provide a more nurturing and engaging classroom. This Quick Coaching Guide discusses the importance of active and interactive learning, with explanations of energizers and brain breaks along with the Interactive Modeling steps to introduce these. A multifaceted tool for ongoing, embedded professional development, Quick Coaching Guides encapsulate a specific topic through the Responsive Classroom lens and offer educators unique tools for reflection, learning, and planning for change.