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The Challenges and Benefits of a Zero Period Class

By |May 15th, 2023|Flex Period, Personalized Learning, School Culture, School Schedules, Student Voice|

Most of us have heard of the terms “first period” or “second period” class when students are describing their high school schedules, but how about Zero Period? Sound familiar? Well, if your answer is “no,” this article is for you. What do you even do in a zero period class? Gone are the days [...]

5 Tips for Implementing a Flex Block

By |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 |May 4th, 2023|Advisory, Enrichment, 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 |April 17th, 2023|Activity Periods, Enrichment, Flex Period, Personalized Learning, School Culture, Student Skills, Student Voice, W.I.N. Time|

There are times in school 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. Sometimes, there are questions about how to use this time productively, while giving students the opportunity to make choices. Below are [...]

Simple SEL Strategies

By |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 [...]

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