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5 Tips for Building a Flexible School Schedule This Year

2020-09-03T14:24:07-04:00

What will school look like in the fall? What will school look like after coronavirus? These questions have been on our minds, and likely, as a teacher or school administrator, they’ve been on yours too. The truth is, we don’t know what school is going to look like. As [...]

5 Tips for Building a Flexible School Schedule This Year2020-09-03T14:24:07-04:00

Designing a Master Schedule to Meet Student Needs

2020-09-03T14:24:07-04:00

The projected ‘COVID Slide’, or tremendous learning gaps left as a result of this current crisis, means that when kids come back to school this fall they will need more support than ever before. Granted, some kids are actively engaged in, and even enjoying, online learning. But for the 20% [...]

Designing a Master Schedule to Meet Student Needs2020-09-03T14:24:07-04:00

Using Data to Provide Meaningful Interventions

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

There’s this student that you’re worried about. They’ve barely shown up for class at all in the past week. And when they do, it’s hard for them to focus. You know there’s something going on at home, but you don’t know what. It’s clear that this student needs some [...]

Using Data to Provide Meaningful Interventions2020-09-03T14:24:08-04:00

Revolutionize School Counseling

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

Severe anxiety is on the increase for kids and teens in the U.S. as well as depression and substance abuse. According to an article from NPR ED, some 1 in 5 kids suffers from mental illness of some kind, and 80% will not get the needed treatment. This has [...]

Revolutionize School Counseling2020-09-03T14:24:08-04:00

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

What Impact Does Advisory Have on Teacher’s Time? – Pt II

2020-09-01T07:37:26-04:00

What Are the “Costs” of Intervention Blocks? In our last post, What Impact do Intervention Blocks Have on Teachers’ Time Pt. 1, we looked at how adding an Intervention Block to a teacher’s schedule is not at all like adding an additional class. But of course, there is additional work [...]

What Impact Does Advisory Have on Teacher’s Time? – Pt II2020-09-01T07:37:26-04:00

Why Your Current High School Schedule May Be A Lot Like a Twinkie

2020-09-01T07:38:25-04:00

Have you ever come across words from another time that seem to agelessly correspond to a current issue? I recently read an article from ASCD, by Robert N. Bush, entitled: “The Problem of a Flexible Schedule in High School.” The article was from 1961. Despite the fact that it’s words were [...]

Why Your Current High School Schedule May Be A Lot Like a Twinkie2020-09-01T07:38:25-04:00

What Impact Does Advisory Have on Teachers’ Time? – Pt I

2020-09-01T07:39:18-04:00

Read Part 2 here. 'Teachers have plenty of time! Why can’t they just add more to their workload?’, said no one ever. The truth is that teachers, especially in today’s society, are flooded with increasing and ever-changing stresses. If things weren’t bad enough before, an abundance of information, technology, [...]

What Impact Does Advisory Have on Teachers’ Time? – Pt I2020-09-01T07:39:18-04:00