CLARK, NJ - Arthur L. Johnson High School Teacher Franklin Stebbins was recently featured on Caucus New Jersey with Steve Adubato discussing Teaching Students to Unplug and Think Critically.  According to Caucus New Jersey, “This panel highlights educators who are working to help students decode the barrage of messages they receive each day. Using innovative critical thinking models, showing them how to speak and listen to each other in a respectful manner, and discussing unspeakable atrocities are some of the strategies used by these panelists to teach tolerance and problem-solving techniques.”

Caucus New Jersey with Steve Adubato, an Emmy Award-winning series, has been on the air over 25 years. According to Caucus New Jersey, they “combine in-depth documentary coverage with insightful studio interviews and panel discussions. The series tackles a range of NJ-centric issues including finances, business, education, family, healthcare and wellness, cutting edge technology and more.”

Stebbins, Special Education and Holocaust/Genocide Studies Teacher, also serves as the advisor of Civics Unplugged, a program designed to bring together students from diverse backgrounds to discuss a variety of civic-related topics.   During the show Stebbins expressed his thoughts about what gets students into a place where they are better able to communicate.  “Today’s education world is not just content it’s connections. It’s connecting people to programs that get them out of their comfort zones,” said Stebbins.

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Superintendent Ed Grande shared his thoughts on Stebbins appearance.  "This opportunity permitted Frank to share his immense wisdom on a larger scale.  We are once again very proud of him," said Grande. 

To view the episode and Stebbins' contribution click on the following link: NJ Caucus with Steve Adubato