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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

5 Reasons Your School Should Consider a Flex Day

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

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

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

5 Ways a Daily Flex Period Supports Equity for Learners

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

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 Learners2020-09-03T14:24:09-04:00

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

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

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 Journey2020-09-03T14:24:09-04:00

How to Make Your Flex Time Implementation Successful

2020-09-01T07:00:40-04:00

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 Successful2020-09-01T07:00:40-04:00

Is MTSS the New RTI?

2020-09-01T07:06:10-04:00

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?2020-09-01T07:06:10-04:00