WHOLE CHILD INITIATIVE: ENGAGED

HOW DO YOU INDICATE
ENGAGED LEARNERS?

EACH STUDENT IS ACTIVELY ENGAGED IN LEARNING AND IS CONNECTED TO THE SCHOOL AND BROADER COMMUNITY

INDICATORS FOR AN ENGAGED CHILD

These indicators may serve as a needs assessment, a set of strategic goals and outcomes, a framework for decision making, or the definition of what a whole child approach to education truly requires. However you choose to use them, please share them widely among your stakeholders and involve many voices in soliciting evidence related to their implementation.

1.) Our teachers use active learning strategies, such as cooperative learning and project-based learning.

2.) Our school offers a range of opportunities for students to contribute to and learn within the community at large, including service learning, internships, apprenticeships, and volunteer projects.

3.) Our school policies and climate reinforce citizenship and civic behaviors by students, family members, and staff and include meaningful participation in decision making.

4.) Our school uses curriculum-related experiences such as field trips and outreach projects to complement and extend our curriculum and instruction.

5.) Each student in our school has access to a range of options and choices for a wide array of extracurricular and cocurricular activities that reflect student interests, goals, and learning profiles.

6.) Each student in our school has access to a range of options and choices for a wide array of extracurricular and cocurricular activities that reflect student interests, goals, and learning profiles.

7.) Our curriculum and instruction promote students’ understanding of the real-world, global relevance and application of learned content.

8.) Our teachers use a range of inquiry-based, experiential learning tasks and activities to help all students deepen their understanding of what they are learning and why they are learning it.

9.) Our staff works closely with students to help them monitor and direct their own progress.
Our school expects and prepares students to assume age-appropriate responsibility for learning through effective decision making, goal setting, and time management.

10.) Our school supports, promotes, and reinforces responsible environmental habits through recycling, trash management, sustainable energy, and other efforts.

THE WHOLE CHILD APPROACH

The Whole Child Approach is an effort to shift the focus of education from mere academic achievements to each child’s long-term development and success through the involvement of everyone, from teachers, to schools, to parents, communities, and the learners themselves.

OUR DEDICATION

REX acknowledges that everything it does, from publishing superior learning materials, to providing ISO-certified printing services, to holding relevant professional development seminars for educators and school administrators, are ultimately for the child (“Para sa Bata”). But REX is not content with simply serving the child; it envisions a Whole Child: a child who’s safe, healthy, challenged, supported, and engaged.