What is RCL?
Relationship Centered Learning (RCL) is a relationship-first approach utilizing practical techniques designed to proactively strengthen, support, and sustain relationships. Thus, putting a Relationships First approach in all learning! The RCL model is based on the foundations of Interpersonal Communication, Whole Group Community Sharing, Positive Interaction Experiences, and Social Contract Development.
RCL (created by NEDRP) is a certified Continuing Professional Education (CPE) provider for educators in Texas
What We DO
We Help You Create
Connections Before Content
Relationships are the foundation of positive growth experiences and lifelong education. RCL focuses on a holistic approach to preventative and restorative practices utilizing five key components:
Positive Interaction Experience – Fun, positive, and genuine interactions that intentionally establish a healthier, positive environment.
Interpersonal Communications – opportunities for individuals to share and discover one another in a safe, small group format.
Whole-Group Community Sharing – an intentional process that enables community members to share experiences and discover one another.
Social Contract Development – a collaborative process that allows individuals to establish norms defining how they will treat one another.
Emotional Inventory Instrument – allows you to gauge an individual’s current social and emotional state.
WHY WE DO IT
Every student should feel seen, heard, and valued.
SEE WHAT THE DATA SHOWS
Individuals that are specifically trained in Relational Practices experience:
Relationship Centered Learning Podcast
We keep it raw, relevant, and revolutionary.
The podcast that is forging a community for educators to unite their voices, share experiences, wisdom, and camaraderie.
Joe Beckman | Reclaiming Human Connection
Mauren Palaoro | Building Community in the Classroom
Mia Ortiz | How to Make Students Feel Heard
Free Resources To Start Today
We want to help you begin making connections immediately. Looking for a place to start? Browse our resources and download the list of 28 Get To Know You (GTKY) questions.