Woodberry's online learning program aims to be three things: predictable, simple, and flexible. We believe these criteria will help both teachers and boys succeed. Supporting these three goals is the faculty's constant commitment to know, challenge, and love each boy. In the spring trimester we will be placing particular emphasis on knowing the boys by maintaining close contact and upholding our existing relationships and loving them by offering all of the support we can give them.
Predictable: We know from long experience that boys do best when they have structure and routine. Our daily schedule aims to help them with that. We encourage parents to help boys stay with a predictable routine, which includes waking up in a timely fashion, eating breakfast before class if in the Eastern time zone, and going to bed at a reasonable hour.
Simple: Both boys and faculty are going beyond their comfort zone with this mode of teaching and learning. We will try to minimize technology-induced headaches for you and the boys and add complexity as we go along.
Flexible: We won't be perfect. In fact, we may never be perfect. But we will be flexible and adaptable, both to support boys with time zone and technology issues and to ensure we don't let policy and procedure get in the way of educating your sons. We ask you to extend a measure of flexibility and understanding to us, as well.
Online learning is a new adventure for many faculty, students, and parents. We're committed to working together and helping boys reach their full potential at this top boys' prep school.