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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

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

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

2020-11-24T09:22:52-05:00

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

2020-11-07T13:03:41-05:00

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

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
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