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By Enriching Students Staff|August 10th, 2023|Flex Period, Intervention, MTSS, RTI|

Most schools have a process or structure to evaluate, address, and monitor the needs of students. Sometimes, these processes are referred to as RTI (Response to Intervention). Other times, you may hear the term MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support). While these two approaches are similar, distinct differences set these two common structures apart. How are [...]

What is MTSS?

By Enriching Students Staff|July 24th, 2023|Flex Period, MTSS, RTI|

Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) is a framework that helps educators provide every student with the support they need. Its focus is on equity - that is, giving every student access to resources and opportunities that meet their unique needs. MTSS includes the academic supports of RTI (Response to Intervention), with PBIS (Positive Behavioral [...]

The Challenges and Benefits of a Zero Period Class

By Enriching Students Staff|May 15th, 2023|Equity, Flex Period, 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. Even if you have heard of a Zero Period, it may be helpful to [...]

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 [...]

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