Activity Periods

Student Choice Activities

Enriching Students Staff2023-08-23T16:18:57-04:00

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 [...]

Student Choice ActivitiesEnriching Students Staff2023-08-23T16:18:57-04:00

How to Run an Intervention Period

Enriching Students Staff2023-08-21T15:02:37-04:00

“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, [...]

How to Run an Intervention PeriodEnriching Students Staff2023-08-21T15:02:37-04:00

WIN Block in Schools

Enriching Students Staff2022-11-16T14:16:17-05:00

WIN (What I Need) time is an effective tool for middle and high schools. But what is it, why does it matter, and how can WIN work in block schedules? Let's dig in, and talk a little bit first about block scheduling. Decades ago, before the internet and smartphones, [...]

WIN Block in SchoolsEnriching Students Staff2022-11-16T14:16:17-05:00

Genius Hour Ideas for High School

Enriching Students Staff2023-07-10T16:14:41-04:00

The concept of a Genius Hour is often implemented seamlessly at the elementary school level, but is more challenging to figure out at the secondary level. High school teachers can successfully implement a Genius Hour if they have the right support, tools, and some effective ideas. Here are some [...]

Genius Hour Ideas for High SchoolEnriching Students Staff2023-07-10T16:14:41-04:00

Flexible High School Schedule Examples

Enriching Students Staff2022-06-07T13:59:41-04:00

Walk into a typical high school, and you see students hustling from class to class. With a traditional high school schedule, students may have seven classes at a time. That's sort of like having seven different bosses. High school is hard enough without the constant ringing of bells, causing [...]

Flexible High School Schedule ExamplesEnriching Students Staff2022-06-07T13:59:41-04:00

All About Flex Time in Schools

Enriching Students Staff2024-04-17T17:02:58-04:00

Flex time is a flexible period of time in a school schedule where students can get what they need, when they need it. It empowers teachers to give students what they really need -- time, during the school day. Flex time usually lasts for 30-45 minutes. However, it can [...]

All About Flex Time in SchoolsEnriching Students Staff2024-04-17T17:02:58-04:00

PLCs and Flex Time: A Strategy to Meet the Needs of All Students

Ashley Mauger2022-08-17T15:18:52-04:00

How can teachers meet the needs of all students? It may seem like a daunting task.Teachers really want to help students. But, kids all have unique interests as well as socio-emotional and academic needs. In this post we'll look at how a school that functions as a real PLC, [...]

PLCs and Flex Time: A Strategy to Meet the Needs of All StudentsAshley Mauger2022-08-17T15:18:52-04:00

Intervention and Enrichment Ideas

Ashley Mauger2024-04-17T10:01:52-04:00

-- Trent C, Grade 9 FLT is the name of a flexible block program at a high school in New Hampshire that allows students to have time in the school day for intervention and enrichment. This time gives students a voice and boosts academic achievement and overall social-emotional health. [...]

Intervention and Enrichment IdeasAshley Mauger2024-04-17T10:01:52-04:00

Getting the Most Out of Your Activity Period

Ashley Mauger2020-09-01T07:13:27-04:00

What is an 'Activity Period'? Many schools have added an 'activity period' to their daily schedule schedule. What is it? An activity period is a flexible period of time during the school day, often used for enrichment activities, or extra help. But is there more you can do with [...]

Getting the Most Out of Your Activity PeriodAshley Mauger2020-09-01T07:13:27-04:00
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