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Focus Strategies for High School Students

2022-11-07T15:33:27-05:00

High school can be a very stressful time for students. You are often juggling a lot of different responsibilities between school, work, and family life. For any student, a lack of ability to focus in the learning environment can have a major impact on your performance. If you're struggling [...]

Focus Strategies for High School Students2022-11-07T15:33:27-05:00

High School Advisory Program Models

2022-05-17T10:15:21-04:00

Many high schools have an advisory period, but are there high school advisory program models that can help your school make advisory more effective? Below we'll examine what advisory is, what it can be used for, how you can structure it within your high school schedule, and what will [...]

High School Advisory Program Models2022-05-17T10:15:21-04:00

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

2022-08-17T15:18:52-04:00

How can teachers meet the needs of all students? It may seem like a daunting task.Teachers really want to help students. But, kids all have unique interests as well as socio-emotional and academic needs. In this post we'll look at how a school that functions as a real PLC, [...]

PLCs and Flex Time: A Strategy to Meet the Needs of All Students2022-08-17T15:18:52-04:00

3 Reasons Not to Cut Your Flex Period This Year

2022-03-09T12:21:25-05:00

Teachers are stressed. Parents are stressed. Students are stressed. The past few school years have 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 [...]

3 Reasons Not to Cut Your Flex Period This Year2022-03-09T12:21:25-05:00

How to Teach Empathy

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

Sometimes, it might seem like we live in a world that lacks empathy. If you’re a high school or middle school teacher, you may have noticed that teenagers and young adults are especially susceptible. It’s normal for teens to be self-focused. They’re growing into adults, [...]

How to Teach Empathy2020-09-03T14:24:08-04:00

What Intervention Looks Like, Remotely

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

You sit at a table with your colleagues after school and review the data, identifying what type of interventions the students in your group need. You identify the types of support they need, how that support will be administered, and think about how to provide enrichment, too. A plan [...]

What Intervention Looks Like, Remotely2020-09-03T14:24:08-04:00

Helping Students Cope with a Global Crisis

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

Right now the present and the future are both scary. They’re scary for parents and teachers, for the scientists, healthcare workers and volunteers, for the government officials and the people in charge. By now the phrase “we’re building the plane as we’re flying it” has become a pretty common [...]

Helping Students Cope with a Global Crisis2020-09-03T14:24:08-04:00

Giving School Counselors a Class

2022-11-21T11:13:35-05:00

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 [...]

Giving School Counselors a Class2022-11-21T11:13:35-05:00

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
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