Teacher-guided work but central to student's interest.
As we navigate through these unprecedented and rapidly changing times of the Covid-19 pandemic, we at Mother Goose are challenged to reimagine education because what we once knew and felt comfortable with as normal no longer exists. We therefore have no choice but to proactively respond to the " new normal" education landscape in order to continue with our mission of serving the educational needs of young people.
Mother Goose Schools' response to the needed shift from face-to-face classroom learning to distance/remote learning is alt (Alternative Learning).
Below please find our answers to frequently asked questions about alt:
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the purpose of ALT?
In response to these unprecedented times of lockdown and social distancing practices, alt serves as MG's launchpad for meaningful, engaging, and equitable Distance/Remote Learning for all students to ensure continuity of learning and connectedness.
What are the salient features of ALT?
Alt is a combination of online and offline learning.
What is ALT's curricular content and time allotment?
What is the class size?
Class sizes vary depending on level. Let it be known that MG has been known for low student-teacher ratio and for its personalized education for 48 yrs now.
Is ALT recognized by DepEd and in compliance with its MELC (Most Essential Learning Competencies)?
YES, it is recognized by DepEd and in compliance with MELC (and much more).
How is ALTLearning aligned with Montessori?
Since Montessori education profoundly depends on Montessori materials and its learning environment, our teachers are carefully preparing lessons that seek to be aligned with the Montessori principles while taking into account the challenges they may present at home. These activities that are identified by the teachers will engage children while confined to their homes either for a short or long period of time. Daily check-ins will be done and learning packets will be sent weekly. Brief one-on-one online sessions will be conducted if necessary.
Montessori Materials are very specific. How can MG still provide the Montessori way of teaching?
When and how can I reach my child’s teacher?
When can I expect a response?
In most cases, you can expect a response to emails within 24 - 48 hours, excluding weekends and planned school breaks.
How much communication can I expect from the school?
The administration office will communicate with you directly should there be any updates on the COVID-19 situation that might have a direct impact on school operations. The frequency of communication from your child’s teacher will vary depending on each program.
What is the difference between MOTHER GOOSE’S ALT Learning and HOMESCHOOLING?
What equipment will we need?
In crafting alt Learning, we acknowledge the need for flexibility and the likelihood that we will make adjustments as we move forward. Our dedicated and experienced faculty are approaching this period with creativity, resilience, and a “maker mindset,” and they remain ever-ready to pivot to maximize the benefits of this unique educational moment. We are confident that our students’ experience in a Montessori-rooted environment like Mother Goose’s, which has empowered them to pursue their curiosity, to persist in their search for understanding and mastery, and to practice empathy, has put them in a strong position to adapt to learning from home.
Please remind your children that their work is important, that they have choice in their work, and that they should take pride in their work. And, please remember as parents to appreciate their resiliency and to watch them apply themselves with joy and satisfaction. Thank you for your continued trust in Mother Goose and please let me or the teachers know how home learning is going for you and your child. Your feedback will be invaluable as we monitor and tweak our plans. Please stay safe and healthy. And may God bless us all!
Teacher Danielle B. Arellano, MA
Head of Schools