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

2021-07-26T18:09:59-04:00

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, [...]

PLCs and Flex Time: A Strategy to Meet the Needs of All Students2021-07-26T18:09:59-04:00

3 Reasons Not to Cut Your Flex Period This Year

2021-06-01T10:52:13-04:00

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 [...]

3 Reasons Not to Cut Your Flex Period This Year2021-06-01T10:52:13-04:00

Compassion Fatigue and Teachers

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

Teachers show remarkable grit and compassion. They chose a career that requires them to pass knowledge on to others in varied and engaging ways, to keep the attention of and hopefully ignite the curiosity of around 20 kids, every day, multiple times a day. They are under a tremendous [...]

Compassion Fatigue and Teachers2020-09-03T14:24:08-04:00

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

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

What it Means to Be a Good Digital Citizen

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

You can do whatever you want. And so can your students. In the physical world, and the digital world. Of course, our actions have consequences. This can be a little easier to see in the physical world -- for example, you can drive 30 miles over the speed limit [...]

What it Means to Be a Good Digital Citizen2020-09-03T14:24:09-04:00
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