NHA Upper School students were already quite skilled in using technology for learning, having received technology instruction beginning in Kindergarten. After one month into online learning, everyone had found a rhythm. Although students miss being with their friends, some students find they enjoy online instruction.
Most teachers find they need longer planning time and have had to adapt their classroom management and assessment tools. Adjusted schedules allowed for more extended direct instruction in Reading and Math for the Primary grades K-2 and screen time was scaled back for Pre-K to be more age-appropriate.
Though very difficult, this experience will enable NHA staff, students, and families to emerge from this crisis with new strengths, broader technical skills, and a deeper community bond with the families who have entrusted their children to our care and educational services.