Academics remain a key priority at Charles River School. In order to deliver effective academic instruction, we must first focus on our students’ safety, social belonging, and sense of esteem, all of which have been impacted by this virus.
Our first weeks back together will primarily involve:
Opportunities for social connection
Exposure to technology tools we will be using throughout the year, whether in-person or remote
Activities centered around building self-confidence and self-reliance to encourage student independence
Each of these is crucial to ensuring academic success for every student.
There will be a greater focus on inquiry and independence (e.g. executive functioning skills) and social-emotional learning in the curriculum. Teachers understand and will assess and account for the impact of disruptions on curriculum and skill-building, while also helping students to progress and engage in new material.