Answering calls in recent reform documents to shape instruction in response to students’ ideas while integrating key concepts and scientific and/or mathematical practices, this text presents the concept of responsive teaching, synthesizes existing research, and examines implications for both research and teaching. Case studies across the curriculum from elementary school through adult education illustrate the variety of forms this approach to instruction and learning can take, what is common among them, and how teachers and students experience it. The cases include intellectual products of students’ work in responsive classrooms and address assessment methods and issues. Many of the cases are supplemented with online resources (https://www.studentsthinking.org/rtsm) including classroom video and extensive transcripts, providing readers with additional opportunities to immerse themselves in responsive classrooms and to see for themselves what these environments look and feel like.

chapter |35 pages

What Is Responsive Teaching?

ByAmy D. Robertson, Leslie J. Atkins, Daniel M. Levin, Jennifer Richards

chapter |20 pages

A Review of the Research on Responsive Teaching in Science and Mathematics

ByJennifer Richards, Amy D. Robertson

chapter |29 pages

Examining the Products of Responsive Inquiry

ByLeslie J. Atkins, Brian W. Frank

chapter |21 pages

Navigating the Challenges of Teaching Responsively

An Insider's Perspective
ByApril Cordero Maskiewicz

chapter |19 pages

What Teachers Notice When They Notice Student Thinking

Teacher-Identified Purposes for Attending to Students' Mathematical Thinking
ByAdam A. Colestock, Miriam Gamoran Sherin

chapter |27 pages

Attending to Students' Epistemic Affect

ByLama Z. Jaber

chapter |14 pages

Attention to Student Framing in Responsive Teaching

ByJennifer Radoff, David Hammer

chapter |24 pages

Methods to Assess Teacher Responsiveness In Situ

ByJennifer Evarts Lineback

chapter |22 pages

Documenting Variability Within Teacher Attention and Responsiveness to the Substance of Student Thinking

ByAmy D. Robertson, Jennifer Richards, Andrew Elby, Janet Walkoe

chapter |6 pages


ByDavid Hammer