Gosport Elementary teachers will learn brain based teaching strategies through CLASS: Connecting Learning Assures Successful Students. CLASS is a research based program of teaching strategies that develops students’ social, behavioral, and academic skills. Through on site coaching, online workshops, and study groups, Gosport Elementary teachers will learn strategies to improve attendance and academic performance, and decrease disciplinary referrals. To share their success, the staff will create a blog that will include podcasts, video clips, and documents. Mrs. Hellman and colleagues will also present a summary of their project to the local branch of the International Reading Association.