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Responsive Classroom

By Nicole Frugé — September 18, 2012 1 min read
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Students play outside at the William H. Rowe School in Yarmouth, Maine.
First graders Natalie Walove, left, and Brooke Boone dance and sing during music class at the William H. Rowe School in Yarmouth, Maine.
Students head to class at William H. Rowe School in Yarmouth, Maine.
Maya Hagerty is lifted up by her classmate, Sophie Smith, while waiting in line to fill out their lunch preference at the William H. Rowe School in Yarmouth, Maine.
School counselor Amber Gross visits Terry Lincoln’s 1st grade class at the William H. Rowe School in Yarmouth, Maine.
First graders Will McDowell and Jonathan Fulton practice a proper handshake during morning meeting in their classroom at the William H. Rowe School in Yarmouth, Maine.
First graders Noah Holden, left, and Noah Miller walk back to class from last week at the William H. Rowe School in Yarmouth, Maine.

Photographer John Tully spent a morning last week with students and teachers at the William H. Rowe School in Yarmouth, Maine. The school uses a social-emotional-learning approach known as Responsive Classroom. A new study adds to the growing body of research showing that this type of learning can positively influence academic, as well as behavioral, results.

A version of this article first appeared in the Full Frame blog.

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