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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

Focus Strategies for High School Students

2022-11-07T15:33:27-05:00

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 [...]

Focus Strategies for High School Students2022-11-07T15:33:27-05:00

Middle School Schedule Examples

2022-06-05T18:11:43-04:00

Many educators have grown accustomed to a traditional period schedule for middle school. However, there are several different types of schedules that schools currently use. The schedule your middle school uses may be slightly or even starkly different from the schedule of a nearby district, or perhaps even another middle [...]

Middle School Schedule Examples2022-06-05T18:11:43-04:00

What is the Purpose of Advisory in Schools?

2022-11-28T16:35:22-05:00

If you work in public education, or have a child attending a public school, you likely have experience with advisory. Unfortunately, like many buzzwords in public education, the advisory period sometimes gets turned into study hall, tutoring, or a free-for-all. While these are all valid options for students, they [...]

What is the Purpose of Advisory in Schools?2022-11-28T16:35:22-05:00

High School Advisory Program Models

2022-05-17T10:15:21-04:00

Many high schools have an advisory period, but are there high school advisory program models that can help your school make advisory more effective? Below we'll examine what advisory is, what it can be used for, how you can structure it within your high school schedule, and what will [...]

High School Advisory Program Models2022-05-17T10:15:21-04:00

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

Time for Change: Building Buy In

2020-12-19T16:31:24-05:00

Is your school thinking of adding a flex period to its schedule, but struggling to get buy-in? And how do you find time in the school day for a flexible period when your schedule is already packed? When schools are looking to make changes to their schedule, these are often [...]

Time for Change: Building Buy In2020-12-19T16:31:24-05:00

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
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