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

W.I.N. Time in Middle School

By |December 13th, 2021|Enrichment, Flex Period, Intervention, Personalized Learning, W.I.N. Time|

Let’s face it, there is perhaps no more traumatic time in a person’s life than the precarious middle school years. With all of the physical and mental changes that are happening, students often have trouble finding their place in the world. Simple things like classroom assignments can be overwhelming, and students may have trouble balancing [...]

W.I.N. Time Activities

By |November 1st, 2021|W.I.N. Time|

W.I.N. time activities, especially for middle and high school students, can be incredibly beneficial. Why? These days, students’ lives are just as, if not more fast-paced than working adults’ routines! Within a 7-hour time range, a student may travel from as few as four to as many as eight academic subjects. That's not including [...]

Managing Accelerated Learning Committees

By |August 18th, 2021|HB 4545|

For students who are in grades 3, 5, or 8 and have not passed reading or math in their STARR assessments, HB 4545 requires that they take part in accelerated learning committees. An accelerated learning committee includes staff members, and the student and parent or guardian if possible. Their job is to meet to [...]

Tracking Accelerated Instruction

By |August 17th, 2021|HB 4545|

For Texas Districts trying to meet the requirements of House Bill 4545, a key element is for students in accelerated instruction to have 30 hours of instruction in the subject they struggled in. We’ve talked about how schools can create time for accelerated instruction, and how to schedule students, but how can schools keep track [...]

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