I use Responsive Classroom in my class. Well, seriously, if you use it in the classroom, you use it everywhere. I can't tell you how many times my husband has said, "I am not one of your first graders. Do they really respond to this?". The answer is YES!!! I cannot imagine what kind of a teacher I would be if I didn't use this. It is me, it is the way I teach, it is the way I am.
The first year I started teaching at my current school. I was sent to RC training. I LOVED every minute I spent in training. You know the feeling....ugh. I have to write my plans out (for FIVE days!!!) I am going to be away from my kids. What is going to happen with the substitute? Well, it was totally worth all of it!
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If you already use this, I would love to hear from you. Some different things you are doing, things that work, things that don't work so well. I find myself really having to work more during this time of the year....and who doesn't?
Enjoy your day!