EDUCATION BLOG2021-07-29T13:56:01-04:00

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 [...]

3 Reasons Not to Cut Your Flex Period This Year

By |November 2nd, 2020|Flex Period, Personalized Learning, Social-Emotional Learning, Student Voice|

Teachers are stressed. Parents are stressed. Students are stressed. This school year has been overwhelming for just about everyone. As schools have done their best to try to navigate how to safely give students the best learning experience they can, they’ve had to make some tough decisions.  In many schools this has meant paring [...]

School Schedules During COVID-19 – A Guide to assist schools

By |July 8th, 2020|Back to School, Distance Learning, Equity, Remote Learning|

School schedules are what we like to talk about at Enriching Students, especially those that are flexible, adaptable to student needs, and a little on the less-traditional side. But as school schedules during Covid-19 take shape ahead of the 2020-2021 school year, things are looking a whole lot less traditional. And that’s an [...]

Using An RTI Scheduler for Intervention Periods

By |May 23rd, 2020|Enriching Students Features, MTSS, RTI|

Enriching Students is an RTI scheduler that enables users to schedule intervention and enrichment sessions, take attendance, and track engagement and usage for accountability. Why use an RTI scheduler? Before we dive into that, let’s briefly talk about RTI. RTI stands for Response to Intervention. This model has proven to be extremely effective in [...]

5 Reasons Your School Should Consider a Flex Day

By |May 16th, 2020|Flex Period, Genius Hour, Personalized Learning, STEM, Student Voice|

What is the meaning of a ‘flex day’ in schools? A flex day is an entire school day dedicated to flexible learning time for students. This enables them to work independently, get extra help where they need it, and pursue enrichment projects. Many schools have a ‘flex block’, ‘activity period’ or something called ‘W.I.N. time’ [...]

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