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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.

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

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

Changing How Students View Intervention

2022-10-17T16:28:50-04:00

Not a new concept, schools have had interventions in place over the years to support their students. However, not all attempts at interventions have resulted in success. While some schools do not have the means to change or update their intervention methods, many interventions of the past offered no [...]

Changing How Students View Intervention2022-10-17T16:28:50-04:00

Flex Time in Middle Schools

2022-06-05T17:09:12-04:00

Why Consider FLEX Time in Middle School? Students entering the new and uncharted territory of Middle School are often faced with challenges daily. Offering students FLEX time at the middle school level provides them with designated tutorials and classes where they are provided with the extra support, intervention, [...]

Flex Time in Middle Schools2022-06-05T17:09:12-04:00

What are the Benefits of Flex Periods in High School?

2022-10-10T15:55:33-04:00

Student success is dependent on many variables, such as motivation, engagement, and support systems. In high school, educators have noted that organization and structure support student success compared to unorganized and unprepared students. As schools evolve with the times, changes have been implemented in scheduling, course offerings, and educational [...]

What are the Benefits of Flex Periods in High School?2022-10-10T15:55:33-04:00

Genius Hour Ideas for High School

2022-06-07T13:33:11-04:00

The concept of a Genius Hour is often implemented seamlessly at the elementary school level, but is more challenging to figure out at the secondary level. High school teachers can successfully implement a Genius Hour if they have the right support, tools, and some effective ideas. Here are some great [...]

Genius Hour Ideas for High School2022-06-07T13:33:11-04:00

What is AIS in Schools?

2022-04-22T12:48:48-04:00

All schools have a curriculum that should be accessible to all students. But, it’s an unavoidable fact that not all students will be able to access the material in the same way. In some cases, they might have great difficulties in accessing the material at all. While many factors [...]

What is AIS in Schools?2022-04-22T12:48:48-04:00

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
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