Blog2020-05-11T21:08:28-04:00

Enrichment is Essential for All Students

By |June 16th, 2021|Enrichment|

It’s true, students likely have not learned what they would have in a pre-Covid, fully in-person school year. Standards of where a student should be, at a certain grade level, are defined. Schools that use competency based grading systems and or that are a high functioning PLC may also have defined what is essential [...]

Competency-Based Education: Rethinking Grading Practices

By |December 11th, 2020|Competency-Based Education, Podcasts|

Competency-based education focuses on student learning and mastery of skills, not seat time. Many schools have begun to, or have already shifted to this type of model.Students benefit from competency-based education because it's more flexible, and ensures that they really learn a concept. It's not based on a traditional model where students are required to [...]

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

By |November 22nd, 2020|Activity Periods, Flex Period, Personalized Learning, Professional Learning Communities, Social-Emotional Learning|

A flex period, also referred to as a flex block, activity period, WIN time, advisory (and more), is something many schools have added or are thinking about adding to their school schedule. Why? Flex periods allow teachers to give students time, for extra help, remediation, intervention, enrichment, genius hour, etc. Essentially, a flex period is [...]

Genius Hour, Reinvented

By |November 13th, 2020|Genius Hour, Podcasts, STEM|

Genius Hour isn't a new concept. Schools take roughly an hour and allow students to work on something they really want to work on. It may be easier to do this in elementary schools than middle or high schools, when students are taking so many classes, where do you find the time? Some schools have [...]

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