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Randolph Continues to Focus on Educating the Whole Child

 

Studies show that social emotional learning (SEL) provides many benefits which include improved well-being, behavior, and academic outcomes. Today is International SEL Day and although our schools are closed, our students have and will continue to learn thanks to the dedication of our staff. While the physical classroom has been temporarily replaced by laptops, iPads, and other devices, Randolph has not strayed away from the fundamental foundations of teaching SEL during this time of remote instruction. I know that SEL can change lives and our educators always structure their individual classroom approaches with educating the whole child in mind.

 

In addition to continuing to teach our students traditional core content as well as Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM); we believe that all students should feel empowered and uplifted. Our educators continue to design lessons and activities that will develop self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making. This instructional framework results in the education of the whole child.

 

While our students can’t physically be with us during this time, we can and will continue to connect with our students as much as possible. I am extremely grateful for our staff who have worked tirelessly to ensure that all students have device access and the ability to connect with their teachers as frequently as needed. Our educators are now equipped to connect on deeper levels with their students. We have confidence in the plans we have made and that they will continue to help our students thrive. We have already seen so many examples of success on social media. As remote instruction continues, I encourage all students and families to share their experiences on Facebook and Twitter with the #RandolphSchools.

 

To see the district’s full extended closure plan again, please visit the link below.

 

https://www.rtnj.org/Page/3867

 

Sincerely,

 

Jennifer Fano