Responsive Classroom is an evidence-based approach to teaching and discipline that focuses on engaging academics, positive community, effective management, and developmental awareness. Our professional development, books and resources help elementary and middle school educators create safe and joyful learning communities where every student can thrive.
Independent research has found that the Responsive Classroom approach is associated with higher academic achievement in math and reading, improved school climate, and higher-quality instruction. It has been described by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) as one of the most “well-designed evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL) programs”.
Avenue A Books is dedicated to cultivating social and emotional learning in kids of all ages by offering a collection of engaging, colorful, and relevant books that illustrate real-world challenges and experiences. This new line of books is specifically created to help kids develop social and emotional competencies in a way that speaks directly to them, and to enable them to gain a deeper understanding of relevant and relatable situations.
This engaging and colorful collection is being designed by a diverse group of talented children’s book authors and illustrators. Kids will see themselves and their peers reflected in stories that depict real-world challenges that they experience both at school and at home. And while these books offer subtle examples of how to handle various situations with empathy and self-control, they are compelling, fun to read, and often laugh-out-loud funny. We offer a wide range of genres that will engage all kinds of kids, from action and adventure stories, to mysteries, to coming-of-age dramas.