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Remote Learning in Middle School

Grounded in our Montessori philosophy, remote learning in 7th and 8th grades balances students’ needs to be social, connect with their teachers, and engage in meaningful learning. Teachers balance synchronous and asynchronous learning. Many classes include a short lesson at the beginning and then students work independently, meeting with a teacher if they have a question. Work is due at the end of each day to allow for flexibility for students to rest, read, and explore their interests during the day. Outside of the remote classroom, teachers find ways to connect with students by playing games, scavenger hunts, and facilitating reading buddies!

New work is being assigned in middle school. This spring, students are working on their debates, research on the constitution, looking at COVID-19 related data and analyzing it, probability, quadratic equations, art history, independent reading, writing essays using TSQEL. In physical education, students are undertaking a 30 day fitness challenge. They have also adapted the annual Shakespeare production for a remote format and are in the process of mounting a full virtual production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The 8th grade students have adapted their plans for their spring trip to include virtual tours and activities in DC, NYC, and fun treats to enjoy at home. Whether they are returning to BHMS for 8th grade or moving onto high school, our focus is on preparing each student for their next educational adventure in the fall. 

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