Webinar: The Power of Our Words When Leading Adults


While educators are striving to provide the highest quality education to students through remote learning, school leaders are also charged with supporting their staff through this unprecedented change. This interactive webinar provides school leaders with an introduction to the Responsive Classroom approach to quality feedback through positive teacher language.

Participants will explore how positive teacher language can strengthen academic, social, and emotional learning while building a positive school community. These skills are valuable in your typical in-person environment, as well as in circumstances of distance learning and remote team management.

Key takeaways:

  • Apply Responsive Classroom guiding principles to building a positive staff culture in order to create the conditions for effective academic, social, and emotional learning.
  • Examine positive teacher language as a strategy to strengthen the adult community.
  • Practice positive teacher language in structured scenarios and engaged discussions with other leaders.


90 minutes


Margie Dorshorst Our Presenter

Margie Dorshorst

Margie Dorshorst has an extensive education career spanning 33 years, and has served as an elementary principal, speech-language pathologist, Able Learner teacher, and staff development facilitator in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, and has also presented at state and national conferences. Through her various roles, she has helped create systems that empower teachers and schools to design and implement innovative practices, and she is committed to supporting teachers and schools with the tools and systems that propel all children to academic and social success. Margie has served as a Responsive Classroom consulting teacher for Center for Responsive Schools for over 15 years.

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