Teachers from Mt. Pisgah Christian School in Atlanta spent the day at Bright observing our teachers and classrooms. They are interested in our responsive classroom approach and the instructional strategies we are using in language arts and math, which have been implemented over the last three years.

There were 13 teachers floating between classes, looking at student work displayed in the halls and talking with teachers about their curriculum.

Providing a safe and welcoming learning environment is at the heart of the responsive classroom teaching approach developed by the Northeast Foundation for Children about 25 years ago. In a responsive classroom, teaching students how to behave socially is as important as teaching ABCs.

Assistant Head of School Christy Lusk, who organized the day, said Bright teachers were eager to share their knowledge and passion. "Our teachers are excited about what they are teaching. They feel confident and well-trained," she said.