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EDUCATION BLOGadmin2023-05-18T16:41:10-04:00

Student Choice Activities

By Enriching Students Staff|April 17th, 2023|Activity Periods, Advisory, Enrichment, Flex Period, Genius Hour, Intervention, Student Skills|

There are often times in school schedules 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. However, there may be questions about how to use this time productively, while giving students the opportunity to make [...]

Simple SEL Strategies

By Enriching Students Staff|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 [...]

How to Run an Intervention Period

By Enriching Students Staff|February 8th, 2023|Activity Periods, Advisory, Enrichment, Equity, Flex Period, Intervention, MTSS, Personalized Learning, RTI, School Schedules, Social-Emotional Learning, Student Skills, Study Hall, W.I.N. Time|

“An intervention period? There’s no time for that.” “Flexible time in our bell schedule sounds great…but I don’t know where to start.” There’s no denying it: school schedules are busy. Between classes, passing periods, lunches, activities, pep rallies, and drills…every minute at school is precious. Given this, administrators, teachers, and parents want to know: [...]

WIN Block in Schools

By Enriching Students Staff|November 14th, 2022|Activity Periods, Advisory, Enrichment, Flex Period, Genius Hour, Intervention, Personalized Learning, School Schedules, Student Skills, W.I.N. Time|

WIN (What I Need) time is an effective tool for middle and high schools. But what is it, why does it matter, and how can WIN work in block schedules? Let's dig in, and talk a little bit first about block scheduling. Decades ago, before the internet and smartphones, high school schedules were rigid, [...]

Focus Strategies for High School Students

By Enriching Students Staff|November 7th, 2022|Advisory, Distance Learning, Enrichment, Remote Learning, Social-Emotional Learning, Student Skills, Student Voice|

High school can be a very stressful time for students. You are often juggling a lot of different responsibilities between school, work, and family life. For any student, a lack of ability to focus in the learning environment can have a major impact on your performance. If you're struggling with how to stay focused [...]

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