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A Unique Way

to Learn.

There’s nothing quite like the authentic Montessori philosophy of learning, and nothing quite like the results it yields. Here, unique learning tools, just the right amount of guidance, plenty of independence and lots of social interaction all feed into the trademark Montessori self-directed educational process. The personal interests of a child are embraced, celebrated and nurtured.

We encourage you to visit and browse our homepage and learn more about our unique programs for children ages 18 months to 12 years old.

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Distance Learning the Mother Goose Way!

For School Year 2020-2021

Curious how Home Montessori learning will look like for your family? We invite you to sign up your child to our Class Sampler. Slots are very limited, so please act fast! Enrollment is all year-round.

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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. 2.1 ONLINE LEARNING(web-based/virtual) We use two formats of online learning: 2.1.1. Synchronous It is learning in real time. It is a live educational experience which allows the teacher and children to interact in real time via a video conferencing app like ZOOM and Google Meet. 2.1.2 Asynchronous It is not learning in real time. It is an educational experience via pre-recorded mini-lessons/developmentally appropriate activities/tasks using the Google Classroom. Individual Work (I.W.) Time. 2.2 OFFLINE LEARNING (paper-based) It Is important to note that Distance /Remote Learning does not always mean online learning. It can also be paper-based (offline) learning which can equitably be accessed by all students. MG teachers will prepare: 2.2.1. Learning packets of lessons, activity cards/ worksheets weekly 2.2.2. List of Recommended Printable Resources These can either be printed in the school and picked up from the office every Friday afternoon or downloaded by the parents/ guardians and printed at home.




What is ALT's curricular content and time allotment?


3.1. For Senior Casa and Advanced Casa Pupils Classes will be Daily (Mondays to Fridays) for 1-1.5 hours with Morning Meeting, Movement, Montessori Language, Math, Practical Life, Sensorial, Mindfulness Activities, Grateful Living, Montessori Etiquette, Self Expression, Read Aloud. Large/small group activities and individual instruction will flexibly be utilized. 3.2. For Toddlers and Jr Casa Pupils Classes will be 3x/week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays OR Daily (Mondays to Fridays) for 30 minutes - 1 hour of Morning Meeting, Movement, Montessori Language, Math, Practical Life, Self Expression, Read Aloud, Work of the Hands. Large/small group activities and individual instruction will flexibly be utilized. 3.3. For Elementary Classes will be Daily (Mondays to Fridays) for 3 - 4 hours of Morning Meetings (Peace Education), Grateful Living (CL), Reading/Literacy, Language Arts (with emphasis on oral communication and written composition), Mindfulness Activity, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies for Lower Elem. and HEKASI for Upper Elem., Filipino, Co-curricular classes, including PE & Health, Visual Arts, Performing Arts. Large /small group activities and individual instruction will flexibly be utilized.




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 ALT Learning 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?


Yes, they are specific and while we are not requiring households to purchase them, these materials can be replicated at home using available materials or items on-hand and provide the same concept. We aim to unburden parents with regards to materials that is why we are preparing learning kits that already contain details that are more simplified for the parents. Teachers will be presenting lessons using Montessori materials and hopefully be able to guide the parents on how to do it at home.




What is the difference between MOTHER GOOSE’S ALT Learning and HOMESCHOOLING?


A key feature of alt Learning is a more active teacher presence. Teachers will guide your children through the lessons/materials of the week, provide live instruction and/or videos and screencasts in all subjects, and regularly be available for consultation to ensure that students have ample time to ask their teachers questions. We have intentionally designed alt Learning to enable teachers to provide robust instruction while parents play a supporting role. Teachers will also establish routines for work time, provide ample live and/or recorded instructions for tasks, and guide students as they work during the school day. This is in contrast to homeschooling which requires that the parents take primary responsibility for their child’s learning. This means that parents will be the ones to determine the scope and sequence of a developmentally-appropriate, DepEd- compliant curriculum, research for resources, design lessons, select instructional materials, deliver instructions, monitor student progress and behavior, and administer assessments to get feedback on academic performance among other tasks.





We're here for you! As parents we are faced with the difficult choice regarding education for our child. We know how personal this decision is and we are here to support your family.  If you are interested but want more information, sign up here so we can discuss our programs to fit your needs and continue your child's love of learning.

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