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WIN Block in Schools

2022-11-16T14:16:17-05:00

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, [...]

WIN Block in Schools2022-11-16T14:16:17-05:00

Genius Hour Ideas for High School

2022-06-07T13:33:11-04:00

The concept of a Genius Hour is often implemented seamlessly at the elementary school level, but is more challenging to figure out at the secondary level. High school teachers can successfully implement a Genius Hour if they have the right support, tools, and some effective ideas. Here are some great [...]

Genius Hour Ideas for High School2022-06-07T13:33:11-04:00

Flexible High School Schedule Examples

2022-06-07T13:59:41-04:00

Walk into a typical high school, and you see students hustling from class to class. With a traditional high school schedule, students may have seven classes at a time. That's sort of like having seven different bosses. High school is hard enough without the constant ringing of bells, causing [...]

Flexible High School Schedule Examples2022-06-07T13:59:41-04:00

All About Flex Time in Schools

2022-04-20T13:41:37-04:00

Flex time is a flexible period of time in a school schedule where students can get what they need, when they need it. It empowers teachers to give students what they really need -- time, during the school day. Flex time usually lasts for 30-45 minutes. However, it can [...]

All About Flex Time in Schools2022-04-20T13:41:37-04:00

PLCs and Flex Time: A Strategy to Meet the Needs of All Students

2022-08-17T15:18:52-04:00

How can teachers meet the needs of all students? It may seem like a daunting task.Teachers really want to help students. But, kids all have unique interests as well as socio-emotional and academic needs. In this post we'll look at how a school that functions as a real PLC, [...]

PLCs and Flex Time: A Strategy to Meet the Needs of All Students2022-08-17T15:18:52-04:00

Intervention and Enrichment Ideas

2020-09-03T14:24:08-04:00

-- Trent C, Grade 9 FLT is the name of a flexible block program at a high school in New Hampshire that allows students to have time in the school day for intervention and enrichment. This time gives students a voice and boosts academic achievement and overall social-emotional [...]

Intervention and Enrichment Ideas2020-09-03T14:24:08-04:00

Getting the Most Out of Your Activity Period

2020-09-01T07:13:27-04:00

What is an 'Activity Period'? Many schools have added an 'activity period' to their daily schedule schedule. What is it? An activity period is a flexible period of time during the school day, often used for enrichment activities, or extra help. But is there more you can do with [...]

Getting the Most Out of Your Activity Period2020-09-01T07:13:27-04:00
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