Intervention and Enrichment Ideas

2020-03-15T20:24:23-04:00

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

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

2020-03-02T14:46:15-05:00

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 Journey2020-03-02T14:46:15-05:00

The Road to High School Dropout Starts in Middle School

2020-03-08T17:18:42-04:00

In the Bronx, a 6th grade girl named Omarina finds her life falling apart. She and her mother are evicted from their apartment. Omarina and her father, who left the family when she was young, are about to be reunited when he dies of a stroke. As her mother [...]

The Road to High School Dropout Starts in Middle School2020-03-08T17:18:42-04:00

How a Daily Flexible Block Helps Personalize Learning for Secondary Students

2020-02-22T12:35:49-05:00

Secondary students face a unique set of challenges. In middle school, it’s the rough transition from the comfort of elementary school to high school. For high-schoolers, as they near closer and closer to graduation, its “What am I going to do with my life?” Secondary students need help through [...]

How a Daily Flexible Block Helps Personalize Learning for Secondary Students2020-02-22T12:35:49-05:00

Personalized Learning and Skilled Trades in the 21st Century

2020-02-22T12:39:02-05:00

In a highly tech-driven world, much emphasis is put on preparing students with job skills that will enable them to be adaptable and innovative, specifically in tech, math, and science fields. And looking forward in the 21st century, these job skills will certainly be necessary, as the pace of [...]

Personalized Learning and Skilled Trades in the 21st Century2020-02-22T12:39:02-05:00

How Can You Avoid Frustrating Your Students?

2020-02-22T12:44:06-05:00

What is education really about? Test scores and letter grades? Sometimes it certainly seems that way. But looking forward, there are a lot of positive changes being made -- or talked about. Sometimes talk of education reform may get away from what's actually important: the students. Kids will rely [...]

How Can You Avoid Frustrating Your Students?2020-02-22T12:44:06-05:00

Making a Flexible Schedule a Reality

2020-03-02T10:05:08-05:00

So, is your current high school schedule a little bit like a Twinkie? The last post looked at the current school system and it’s stale aging process.  But let’s look on the bright side. It’s not all bad, and many schools have made progressive changes. Give in to the positive peer [...]

Making a Flexible Schedule a Reality2020-03-02T10:05:08-05:00

Why Your Current High School Schedule May Be A Lot Like a Twinkie

2020-02-22T12:45:41-05:00

Have you ever come across words from another time that seem to agelessly correspond to a current issue? I recently read an article from ASCD, by Robert N. Bush, entitled: “The Problem of a Flexible Schedule in High School.” The article was from 1961. Despite the fact that it’s words were [...]

Why Your Current High School Schedule May Be A Lot Like a Twinkie2020-02-22T12:45:41-05:00