CASTL Research Brief: Influences on Implementation of the Responsive Classroom Approach

AUTHORS: Shannon B. Wanless, Christine L. Patton, Sara E. Rimm-Kaufman, & Nancy L. Deutsch



Researchers asked teachers about the factors that influenced their level of adherence to the Responsive Classroom approach and then had teachers, principals, and intervention coaches rate each principal’s “buy-in” to the approach. The coaches’ ratings of principal buy-in were most related to the observed practice of the teachers.