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Saint Matthias Hosts Responsive Classroom Workshop for Teachers

On Friday, February 27, Saint Matthias hosted teachers from five other Archdiocese of Washington Catholic Schools for a workshop about responding to student misbehavior.  The workshop was run by the Responsive Classroom program.  During this time, teachers were able to collaborate and brainstorm how to best help students when their needs are not being met.  Teachers shared their insight into working with wonderful students during difficult times in the past.

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As life long learners, each year  the staff of Saint Matthias participates in Professional Development internally, locally, and nationally.    Their next professional development day will be in March at the Archdiocese of Washington Spring 2015 Regional Engagement Day.  During this day, three of our teachers (Mrs. Greer, Mrs. Norris, and Ms. Kelly) will be featured presenters.  Look for a post sharing all our fun and learning from this day, too!

Saint Matthias has been using the Responsive Classroom program for almost a decade.  Studies out of The University of Virginia support the academic successes that students find when their social and emotional needs are put first in a classroom. To learn more about Responsive Classroom, please visit


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