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EDUCATION BLOGadmin2023-05-18T16:41:10-04:00

5 Tips for Implementing a Flex Block

By Enriching Students Staff|May 4th, 2023|Flex Period, Personalized Learning, School Schedules|

In recent years, more and more schools are implementing flexible blocks into their schedules to provide students with opportunities for individualized learning, enrichment activities, and remediation. A flex block is a designated time during the school day when students can choose their activities and work on both academic and personal goals. If your school is [...]

What’s an Advisory Class?

By Enriching Students Staff|May 4th, 2023|Advisory, Enrichment, School Culture, School Schedules, Social-Emotional Learning, Student Skills|

You might be reading this blog post because you’re a student or parent who noticed a new class on the schedule that you know nothing about. Maybe you’re a teacher whose school is rolling out a new advisory program and you’re doing some research. You might, also, be an administrator looking for more information to [...]

Student Choice Activities

By Enriching Students Staff|April 17th, 2023|Activity Periods, Advisory, Enrichment, Flex Period, Genius Hour, Intervention, Student Skills|

There are often times in school schedules when there is a planned period of non-academic studies. For example, middle schools and high schools sometimes allow students to have an activity, advisory, flex, or study period. However, there may be questions about how to use this time productively, while giving students the opportunity to make [...]

Simple SEL Strategies

By Enriching Students Staff|March 16th, 2023|Flex Period, School Culture, Social-Emotional Learning, Student Skills, Student Voice, W.I.N. Time|

I made a few promises to myself when I became an administrator: find opportunities to teach regularly, really listen to teachers to involve them heavily in the decision making process, and remember that education is a relationship business at its core. I had seen too many good teachers go into administration and forget what teaching [...]

How to Run an Intervention Period

By Enriching Students Staff|February 8th, 2023|Activity Periods, Advisory, Enrichment, Equity, Flex Period, Intervention, MTSS, Personalized Learning, RTI, School Schedules, Social-Emotional Learning, Student Skills, Study Hall, W.I.N. Time|

“An intervention period? There’s no time for that.” “Flexible time in our bell schedule sounds great…but I don’t know where to start.” There’s no denying it: school schedules are busy. Between classes, passing periods, lunches, activities, pep rallies, and drills…every minute at school is precious. Given this, administrators, teachers, and parents want to know: [...]

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