While the shift to distance learning was abrupt, teachers and students rose to the challenge of creating meaningful learning experiences from afar.
Though our community could not be together physically, we found new ways to connect during distance learning. Alums, teachers and parents created virtual spaces for important conversations, wellness and even a few games.
Students in music and performing arts classes haven't slowed down while at home. Here are just a few examples of how teachers have found ways to continue creative work after transitioning to distance learning.
Victor Lin, Head of Jazz Studies, helps students forge lasting connections while learning to play a variety of instruments. With a strong emphasis on empathy and community, Victor creates an environment in which students feel safe to connect, take risks and create with one another.
While the transition to distance learning can be challenging, parents can help students adjust to this new experience with these simple tips.
By Carlyle Lincoln
Little Calhouners explore the vast field of science in the Discovery Lab. As they delve into topics ranging from trees to animal food chains to electricity, students learn to view the world through a scientific lens while building the foundation for investigative thinking.
By Larry Sandomir
An annual English project challenges seventh graders to think like philosophers. While pondering complex questions, students reflect on the philosophies of famed writers, thinkers and characters, ultimately shaping their own.
Kindergarten teacher Heather Jupiter '92 shares the ways her classroom spaces offer children a multitude of foundational learning experiences.
Calhoun teachers use Cuisenaire rods to help bring math to life. Using these colorful rods, young learners can tangibly explore a variety of complex math concepts.
Calhoun educators shed light on the Early Childhood approach to math, which centers the subject at the center of their worlds, giving students the opportunity to learn complex math concepts through every day exploration.
Fred Taverna '80, a successful entrepreneur and founder of his own construction company, reflects on how his Calhoun experience prepared him for the challenges of starting his own business.
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