Revolutionize School Counseling


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 presented [...]

Revolutionize School Counseling2020-03-15T20:01:48-04:00

Intervention and Enrichment Ideas


-- 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 Ideas2020-03-15T20:24:23-04:00

5 Ways a Daily Flex Period Supports Equity for Learners


Equity is a popular subject right now, and it's important. First, we want to define what we mean by equity in education. Equity means that all learners will get what they need to have the same opportunity to learn. It does not mean that they will each get exactly [...]

5 Ways a Daily Flex Period Supports Equity for Learners2020-01-23T05:02:33-05:00

How Do You Support Whole-Child Learning? One Massachusetts School’s Student-Centered, Personalization Journey


At Andover High School in Massachusetts, administration was searching for transformation. As in many schools across the country, educators are seeking a way to improve learning for students, to make the shift from a schedule driven by content, to one that enables students to build relationships, master what they're [...]

How Do You Support Whole-Child Learning? One Massachusetts School’s Student-Centered, Personalization Journey2020-03-02T14:46:15-05:00

How to Make Your Flex Time Implementation Successful


What makes or breaks a new program at a school? Often, preparedness and having all (or most) staff onboard. All of the systems of support need to be in place. If a school is considering adding a flex period to their school schedule for extra help, intervention, remediation, enrichment, [...]

How to Make Your Flex Time Implementation Successful2020-03-02T09:59:32-05:00

Is MTSS the New RTI?


RTI refers to Response to Intervention – a model and plan of action to care for the academic needs of students. This model is often illustrated by a 3 tiered pyramid. The bottom represents general instruction given to all students. The middle section, or tier 2 instruction is more [...]

Is MTSS the New RTI?2020-03-02T16:28:33-05:00

How a Flex Block Goes Hand In Hand With Genius Hour


Passion is a crucial part of successful learning. Why? Because when students care about what they’re doing, their learning will improve. For one, it helps students to be more creative thinkers. They can find a purpose and gain confidence in their school experience -- something that may especially benefit otherwise [...]

How a Flex Block Goes Hand In Hand With Genius Hour2020-02-22T12:26:13-05:00

Social Emotional Learning That Works


In the stressful world that teenagers live in, it’s clear that more than just academic learning is required for true success. To deal with current and future pressure, and to learn work-life balance, students need to develop social and emotional skills. But for teachers whose days are packed with [...]

Social Emotional Learning That Works2020-03-08T16:41:15-04:00

The Benefits of Responsive Scheduling


Meeting the needs of students in a flexible, timely manner may be one of the most difficult components of personalized learning.  Students are at all different levels of learning, emotionally and academically. As a teacher, how your students learn and how quickly they process information may not go as [...]

The Benefits of Responsive Scheduling2020-03-08T17:13:01-04:00

Why Choose Enriching Students?


If you’re a school who’s currently using an activity period, or flex block, and looking to manage that time, you may be wondering what software to choose from. When it comes to managing this time, there may be a number of tools to choose from. What makes Enriching Students [...]

Why Choose Enriching Students?2020-02-22T12:30:46-05:00