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What is a flex period and how can it be used in middle and high schools? A flex period is an allotted period of time during the school day that teachers use to meet with one or more students. They meet for extra help, intervention, enrichment, social-emotional learning, and more. In these articles, learn more about what a flex period is and how one or more can be used to meet student needs.

At Enriching Students, we have seen many examples of schools that have been able to help their students by means of a flexible period. They have been able to improve student achievement, help students catch up when they are struggling, make time for enrichment, and meet their students’ social-emotional needs. Our goal is to empower teachers to give students what they really need: time.

We hope you find the articles below useful! If you would like to learn how Enriching Students can help your school manage its flexible time, even if for you, school is happening remotely, reach out to us by scheduling a demo.

Time for Change: Building Buy In


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

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


A flex period, also referred to as a flex block, activity period, WIN time, advisory (and more), is something many schools have added or are thinking about adding to their school schedule. Why? Flex periods allow teachers to give students time, for extra help, remediation, intervention, enrichment, genius hour, etc. [...]

PLCs and Flex Time: A Strategy to Meet the Needs of All Students2020-11-24T09:22:52-05:00

3 Reasons Not to Cut Your Flex Period This Year


Teachers are stressed. Parents are stressed. Students are stressed. This school year has been overwhelming for just about everyone. As schools have done their best to try to navigate how to safely give students the best learning experience they can, they’ve had to make some tough decisions. In many schools this [...]

3 Reasons Not to Cut Your Flex Period This Year2020-11-07T13:03:41-05:00

Teachers Need Time to Close the Learning Gap


As a teacher, you care about your students, and you know each one of them is unique. They each have their owns strengths and weaknesses, different interests, things that set them apart and make them special. They also have different family situations, economic backgrounds, and living conditions. So, the [...]

Teachers Need Time to Close the Learning Gap2020-10-02T09:38:23-04:00

5 Tips for Building a Flexible School Schedule This Year


What will school look like next year? 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 your school [...]

5 Tips for Building a Flexible School Schedule This Year2020-12-14T06:39:03-05:00

Designing a Master Schedule to Meet Student Needs


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 [...]

Designing a Master Schedule to Meet Student Needs2020-11-11T13:45:50-05:00

5 Reasons Your School Should Consider a Flex Day


What is the meaning of a ‘flex day’ in schools? A flex day is an entire school day dedicated to flexible learning time for students. This enables them to work independently, get extra help where they need it, and pursue enrichment projects. Many schools have a ‘flex block’, ‘activity [...]

5 Reasons Your School Should Consider a Flex Day2020-09-03T14:24:08-04:00

Using Data to Provide Meaningful Interventions


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


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


-- 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
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